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Graduate Study at Hunter

Hunter College, the second oldest college in The City University of New York, offers master’s degrees in more than 50 fields of study and doctoral programs – some at Hunter exclusively and some in cooperation with the CUNY Graduate Center. We have graduate programs in the arts, sciences, languages and literature – as well as in the professional fields of accounting, education, health, nursing, nutrition, social work and urban planning – and all are considered exceptional. Currently about 6,000 students enroll in these programs.

One of our most important areas – now, as throughout our more than 140-year history – is teacher education. The School of Education today offers a broad range of graduate programs designed to prepare teachers, counselors and administrators for practice, leadership and innovation in education. A doctorate in Education (EdD) prepares students for careers in instructional leadership.

The School of Nursing, the School of Health Professions, and the School of Urban Public Health are nationally recognized for new approaches to teaching, research and service in health care. The School of Nursing provides a wide array of accredited programs designed to prepare students for leadership positions in health care (including the new Doctor of Nursing Practice, DNP); the School of Health Professions offers an outstanding master’s program in speech-language pathology and a doctorate in physical therapy. The School of Urban Public Health offers BS/MS and MS degrees in nutrition. Through the City University Graduate Center, doctoral degrees in audiology, nursing science social work and public health are available.

The Silberman School of Social Work, located in its new home in East Harlem, offers several flexible program options leading to the master of social work degree. It is one of the top graduate social work schools in the country. Its faculty is renowned both for training leaders and innovative thinkers in social work and for providing expert service to New York’s multicultural community. Through leading-edge course work, opportunities for challenging field experience, method-based training and a practice-centered education, the Silberman School provides unequaled opportunities to learn and excel in our dynamic urban environment. (the School slso offers a BSW, its first undergraduate degree).

The School of Arts and Sciences has an outstanding roster of graduate programs in the fine and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, and sciences and mathematics. In addition to many master’s programs, we offer doctoral degrees in the sciences in cooperation with the CUNY Graduate School. Our faculty members push the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines and are at the forefront of creative innovation. Graduates have gone on to elite doctoral programs, achieved distinction in various creative fields, and enjoyed successful careers built on their Hunter training. Graduate study at Hunter is enhanced by our excellent performance facilities, research laboratories, and art studio space. Our MFA programs in Playwriting, Music, Dance, Integrated Media Arts and Creative writing are taught by renowned, award-winning artists.  With Hunter’s central location on Manhattan’s East Side, the city’s major museums, concert halls, and galleries are within easy walking distance, as are famed biomedical research facilities that offer extraordinary opportunities for collaborative study and research.

Hunter’s faculty includes many distinguished scholars, educators, and creative artists, all of whom play major roles in New York’s academic, cultural, civic and educational life. With over $50 million annually in research grants and awards, Hunter’s faculty is internationally respected for its creativity, energy and scholarship.

Hunter College of The City University of New York

695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

(212) 772-4000