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Queens College of the City University of New York

Queens, NY


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Queens College of the City University of New York



New York State residents: $10,770 per year for full-time students; $455 per credit for part-time students. 

Out-of-state residents or international students: $19,920 per year for full-time students; $830 per credit for part-time students.

Eighty Years of Building Futures

Located in the country's most diverse county, Queens College has for 81 years remained true to its historical mission of providing educational opportunities to a multicultural, multinational student body. Today, its dynamic, motivated student body includes representatives from over 150 nations—speaking over 90 languages—who come together on our 80-acre campus to create an extraordinary, welcoming community.

Graduate Study at Queens College

With over 100 master's and certificate programs, graduate study at Queens College enables students to increase their career potential with new professional skills, while at the same time broadening their intellectual perspective through research and scholarship.

Queens College graduate programs are unique, timely, and attuned to current trends while remaining grounded in traditional research. Professors are newsmakers, award winners, acclaimed scientists, thought leaders, notable authors, leading media theorists, and renowned artist-activists. Fields of study include Photonics, an area of applied physics and technology that studies and exploits the properties of light, ultimately leading to an MS degree. The innovative two-year program gives students rigorous academic training in photonics and related physical disciplines. Through extensive lab work, business courses, industrial internships, and team projects, students also develop the workplace skills that make them more valuable to future employers. Another program, the MA in Data Analytics and Applied Social Research, is directed by Sophia Catsambis. Her research addresses gender and race differences in mathematics and science, and how interrelationships and parental involvement influence children’s education. The NSF and NIH have funded her work, and her findings have appeared in top journals in the field of the sociology of education. American Book Award and PEN/Voelker Award-winning poet Kimiko Hahn is a CUNY Distinguished Professor in the MFA in Creative Writing Program whose work frequently deals with the reinvention of poetic forms. One of her recent publications, Toxic Flora, is a collection of poems inspired by articles in Science Times, the weekly science section of the New York Times. If activism interests you, the MFA in Studio Art goes beyond the traditional arts with Social Practice Queens, the only program of its kind on the East Coast. This concentration explores how to use the arts to creatively effect social change, intersecting with many other disciplines, including environmental studies, public policy, media studies, and more.

Over the past year, Queens College has added several new degree and certificate programs. We are the only college in New York State to offer a Master’s in Science in Education in both math and computer science. Students graduate with the specialized expertise in computer science that is needed to teach the subject in secondary schools. At a time when the demand for bilingual teachers and ESL teachers has never been greater, our new Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate in TESOL and Elementary Bilingual Education program will give you standout consideration with two valuable credentials: certification to teach K-12 ESL, and a bilingual extension at the elementary level.

Tangible Results for Graduates

Queens College graduate programs yield tangible results. The MS in Risk Management, a burgeoning field since the 2008 recession, provides networking opportunities, enrichment programs, leading-edge software, and a dedicated career counselor. Its job placement rate is exemplary, with virtually all graduates finding work in risk management or related fields. Similarly, the MA in Computer Science serves an unceasing demand for people with the latest skills. Students complete internships in a host of organizations and have gone on to positions at an impressive list of firms, including Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Ernst & Young, Estee Lauder, Etsy, CA Technologies, McGraw-Hill, and others. The college also continues to lead all others in New York State in preparing people for teaching professions, with many alumni finding positions in schools throughout the region and beyond.

Affordability and Support for Students

Queens College graduate programs are widely recognized as among the most affordable in the nation. The college has consistently been praised by the Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes and Money magazines for its outstanding academics, world-class faculty, generous financial aid packages, and very affordable tuition. Several financial aid programs are available for graduate students at Queens College. These include the Federal Work-Study Program, the federal Direct Loan and Perkins Loan programs, and for students in specific degree programs, the TEACH Grant. Everything possible is done to assure that students leave the college with little or no debt.

Learning at Queens College takes place in a richly supportive environment. Scheduling takes the particular needs of graduate students into account, with most classes scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening, providing flexibility to accommodate those with family, work, and other obligations. Additionally, the campus has its own professionally staffed child care center.

Campus and Nearby Locations

With easy access to midtown Manhattan and the resources of nearby Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the tree-lined 80-acre Queens College campus has a distinctly suburban feel. It boasts complete sports facilities, including an Olympic-sized swimming pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a fully equipped fitness center. The school’s residential facility, The Summit Apartments, offers individual and group housing options, with amenities such as its own fitness center and private rehearsal spaces.

Contact Information

Queens College
City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY 11367-1597

Phone: 718-997-5200; Fax: 718-997-5193

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (31%)
Female (68%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 527
Part-time - 854
Male (698)
Female (683)

Location & Contact

Address 65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Queens, NY  11367-1597
United States
Contact Mr. Richard Alvarez
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Retention
Phone: 718-997-5929
Fax: 718-997-5193