New Programs at CUNY

Arts Administration, MA (Baruch College)

This 36-unit two-year MA program is part of Baruch's Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with the Zicklin School of Business and the School of Public Affairs.Located in the heart of Manhattan, this is a leadership program for activists, educators and managers in the arts. It is designed to be both partner and supporter of the city's museums, theaters, galleries and concert halls, and to prepare students for leadership in a range of public, private, and non-profit arts institutions.


Autism Spectrum Disorders, Advanced Certificate (CSI)

The Advanced Certificate Program in Autism consists of 12 credits (four 3-credit courses). The coursework and fieldwork opportunities will reflect a range of educational approaches and services available for persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The approach is eclectic and will include, but not be limited to, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), natural learning paradigms, relationship based, developmental models, and common practices of teaching in the field of ASD. Various philosophical, educational, psychological, and clinical paradigms will be incorporated.


Branding and Integrated Communication, MPS (City College)

A 36-credit, portfolio-driven master's degree program that combines theory and practice in an interdisciplinary, multi-tracked curriculum that addresses the opportunities and needs of marketing communications industries on behalf of both private and not-for-profit organizations. 


Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice, MFA (City)

Develop a critical art practice in digital media. Use a research perspective to explore the relationship between technology and art, and earn an MFA in Digital and Interdisciplinary Art Practice in New York City.


Disability Studies, MA (SPS)

The Master's Degree in Disability Studies (M.A.), the first stand-alone program of its kind in the country, offers students a unique opportunity to examine disability from an interdisciplinary perspective, including the social sciences, humanities, science, social policy and the law. The program utilizes a 'person centered' approach to the study of disability, incorporating overlapping lenses through which students realize disability as a social construction as opposed to a deficit inherent in an individual.


Earth Systems and Environmental Science & Technology, MS (City)

 The Master of Science degree is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow students to pursue advanced training and excel in science.  It provides students with diverse educational backgrounds and perspectives in Earth science and Earth systems.


Earth System Science and Environmental Engineering, MS (City)

 The PSM is an innovative graduate degree designed to allow you to pursue advanced training and excel in science without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly-valued business skills without an MBA. The program prepares you for science careers in business, government, or nonprofit organizations, where workforce needs are increasing. Program is combining rigorous study in Environmental Science and Engineering with skills-based coursework in management, policy, or law. The PSM program emphasizes writing and communication skills, and requires a final project or team experience, as well as a "real-world" internship in a business or public sector enterprise.

PSM students learn career search skills, and some interact from their first day on campus with local business and public sector employers, who act as members of advisory board to the program. It is this close cooperation with local employers that guarantees that the skills and subject matter taught are cutting edge and relevant.


English Adolescent Education, MAT (Queens)

The English and Language Arts Education Program is designed to prepare teachers as educational practitioners, leaders, and reformers who can address the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The philosophy guiding the English program is grounded in the social, psychological, cultural, and linguistic theories of language and literacy growth in adolescence, as well as research findings in language and literacy teaching and learning. This philosophy informs teacher practice in literature, composition, and language.


Entrepreneurial Journalism, MA (SOJ)

Our goal is to help create a sustainable future for quality journalism. We believe that future will be shaped by entrepreneurs who develop new business models and innovative projects – either working on their own, with startups, or within traditional media companies.


Entrepreneurship, MS (Baruch)

Entrepreneurship is a major aspect of our economy that offers many employment opportunities as well as income and wealth accumulation for diverse groups within our population. The MS in entrepreneurship is designed to meet the needs of students who have varied or limited backgrounds in entrepreneurial ventures, are part of family businesses, or are interested in starting or growing their own businesses when they graduate. Students in the program are required to take a minimum of 30 credits. In contrast, the MBA in entrepreneurship requires a broader spectrum of business courses. All MS students take the five required courses, as well as choose five electives in the finance, information systems, law, management, human resources management, marketing, public affairs, and real estate areas.


Financial Risk Management (executive program), MS (Baruch)

The Master of Science in Financial Statement Analysis and Securities Valuation is a joint program in accounting and finance. This new and innovative 10-month accelerated executive-style Master’s Program effectively combines advanced subject matter in accounting, finance, economics, quantitative analysis and ethics. The emphasis is on developing deeper understanding on the complexities of financial markets, financial reporting and how to determine intrinsic values of various securities.


Forensic Mental Health Counseling, MA (John Jay)

The Program, developed within the Psychology Department, has been approved by New York State as a "license eligible" academic program. It satisfies the state's educational requirements leading toward professional licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, with a specialization in forensics. It develops skills in interviewing, counseling, and assessment, based upon established principles and research regarding human development, personality, psychopathology, and counseling. Students will be uniquely prepared to work towards licensure as counselors in prisons, juvenile detention centers, probation and parole agencies, and social service agencies that counsel and assess adolescents and adults at risk for criminal behavior. The program offers research opportunities for those students interested in pursuing doctoral education; as well as related courses leading to a certificate as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).


Geographic Information Science, MS (Lehman)

Geographic Information Science (GISc) is a fast growing computer technology field involving mapping and analysis of spatial data. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable us to assess and manage existing conditions, and also help predict future conditions, ranging from monitoring disease occurrences, to endangered species preservation, to managing water supplies, to tracking real estate values, to crime solving. GISc is especially valuable in policy- and decision-making, and has become an indispensible component of most planning activities. GISc is used today in fields as diverse as criminal justice, marketing, economic development, public health administration, environmental assessment, risk analysis, ecology, urban planning, emergency management, real estate, government, and education.


International Criminal Justice, MA (John Jay)

The Master of Arts in International Crime and Justice reflects the College’s commitment to the internationalization of criminal justice education and builds on the strengths of our undergraduate degree in international criminal justice by opening the possibility of graduate education in this field.  Indeed, this is the first program of this nature in the United States.  The MA in International Crime and Justice combines advanced substantive knowledge of international crime challenges and domestic and international responses, with analytic and research techniques in an interdisciplinary framework.  It aims to produce graduates with a truly global outlook on criminal justice, a moral commitment to international justice, and professional competence in the increasingly multicultural workforce.  


Labor Studies, MA (SPS)

The 30-credit Master's Degree in Labor Studies (M.A.) draws on the knowledge and methodologies of the social sciences– particularly from the fields of sociology, law, economics, and political science – to examine the issues facing workers in their workplaces and communities.

The program is designed to provide students with skills in critical thinking, research and analysis. Students also develop content knowledge in the areas of history, labor law, organizing, transnational labor issues, politics and public policy.


Liberal Studies, MA (Lehman)

The M.A. in Liberal Studies Program is an interdisciplinary 36-credit degree program that allows students to design and pursue an individual course of study among several different departments at Lehman College. Students take a 12-credit core of Liberal Studies courses and 18 credits of graduate electives from various departments. The final requirement is to write a master's thesis under the supervision of a faculty member.


Mathematics Adolescent Education, MAT (Queens)

The three programs support a learner-centered philosophy of the teaching and learning of mathematics to pre-adolescents and adolescents. They build on a framework that highlights the importance of developing pre-service and in-service teachers’ knowledge about mathematics, about learning and learners, about teaching, and about the teachers’ knowledge about themselves as learners and as teachers. The program is designed to develop a strong mathematical content knowledge base. A focus is also placed on beliefs about teaching and learning, supporting the belief that all students can learn mathematics and can learn to appreciate its beauty and utility. The goals that teachers set for themselves are charted and analyzed during the course of each of the programs.

Mental Health Counseling, MA (Baruch)

The Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling program at Baruch College prepares its graduates to be professional practitioners in a variety of mental health settings (e.g. clinics, hospitals, counseling centers, outreach programs, and private practice settings). Students graduating from this program will be prepared to be generalists in mental health counseling with an added focus in the area of “health counseling.”


Mental Health Counseling , MA (Brooklyn)

The 60-credit master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling (MHC) from Brooklyn College prepares students to work as mental health counselors within medical, community, and private practice settings. Through rigorous academic coursework and clinical internship training, students learn to apply mental health approaches to contemporary practice, assessment, and treatment.


Mental Health Counseling, MA (City)

The City College Mental Health Counseling program provides educational and career opportunities to New York residents, satisfying the new state requirements for licensure as a mental health counselor.  For more information about these requirements, please visit the New York State Education Department website.


Mental Health Counseling, MS (CSI)

The Department of Psychology offers a 60 credit (2 1/2 year) program leading to the Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health Counseling and is designed to fulfill the educational needs of those wishing to be licensed as Mental Health Counselors. The program is registered with New York State as a licensure qualifying program and is based on the model recommended by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Education Programs (CACREP). The program is competitive and only a small number of students are accepted to the program each fall. The curriculum is composed of 16 courses as well as one (1) practicum and three (3) internship courses (for a total of 700 hours of fieldwork experience). There is a weekly Pro-Seminar for first year students, and comprehensive examinations after the second year of classes. Through this demanding program of academic coursework and clinical internship training, students learn how to apply mental health approaches to contemporary practice, assessment, and treatment. Upon completion of the program students satisfy the educational requirements for licensure. After graduation and 3,000 hours of supervised experience under a limited-permit in an appropriate workplace setting applicants will be eligible to sit for a state exam in order to become a licensed mental health counselor.


Mental Health Counseling, MA (Queens)

The Graduate Programs in Counseling prepares individuals for careers as professional counselors in educational, mental health and community settings.  The rigorous and demanding training process includes a sequenced combination of psychological foundation courses, clinical technique labs, and practicum/internship fieldwork placements.  There is an emphasis on self-awareness, multicultural sensitivity, and critical thinking as it impacts clinical interventions that facilitate development within ecological contexts.


Middle Eastern Studies, MA (Graduate Center)

The Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to graduate study in issues and topics related to the Middle Eastern region.  Students enrolled in the program gain a broad understanding of the history, politics, economics, religions, and cultures of this critical region, as well as develop special competence in their particular area of interest.  The program is geared to those interested in academic careers as well as those pursuing a terminal MA degree in preparation for careers outside the academy such as public policy, journalism, social work, international relations, human rights, economic development, immigrant advocacy, education, or translation/interpretation. This program gives students, and the institutions they will later serve, the tools they need to think critically and creatively about the Middle East.  Students will have access to diverse faculty and wide expertise as well as to the rich resources available in the city itsel


Nursing Practice, DNP (Hunter)

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is offered to nurses with a baccalaureate or master's degree in nursing. The program includes four tracks:

  • Adult/Gerontological DNP
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health DNP
  • Family Nurse Practitioner DNP
  • Community/Public Health Nursing DNP

The FNP DNP is currently accepting Post-Master's student's only. The other three programs accept post-baccalaureate and post-master's students. Students may enroll for full-time or part-time study.


Performance and Interactive Media Arts, MFA (Brooklyn)

PIMA is a four-semester full-time graduate degree program providing students with training in theoretical, technical and practical experience in the conceptualization and production of collaborative, multi-disciplinary artworks presented in a performance setting. Students learn to use technology as a means of extending their personal artistic practice and facilitating cross-disciplinary artistic collaborations. Students with diverse academic, artistic, professional, and cultural backgrounds enter the program and work in collaborative groups throughout the course of study, with close mentoring by faculty members. Most students come to the program with an established career or career goal in an arts field, and generally continue in that field after completing the PIMA degree, utilizing the degree for advancement, skills development, or as an entry into academia. In the second year a major collaborative thesis production is created and presented in a professional venue. The program is a cooperative effort of the Brooklyn College Departments of Art, Computer and Information Science, Television and Radio, and Theater, and the Conservatory of Music. The faculty is drawn from all four departments and the conservatory.


Photonics, MS (Queens)

 Successful completion of the Professional Science Master’s Degree in Photonics will prepare you  in just two years for a successful professional career by:

  • Providing you with cutting-edge  knowledge and technical hands-on skills expected of the workforce  
  • Developing your oral and writing communication as well as team building skills, which are often mentioned as lacking in college graduates
  • Increasing your understanding of the business and economics aspects of high-tech companies
  • Developing your learning agility – a skill recently identified by such companies as Verizon as “essential” in their hiring strategy


Physical Therapy, DPT (Hunter)

The Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is a collaboration between the Graduate Center of CUNY and Hunter College. Hunter has provided continuous education in physical therapy and other health sciences since the founding of the School of Health Sciences in the late 1960's. This school remains the only one of its kind in the entire City University of New York system. We are in transition whereby the College of Staten Island and Hunter College have each assumed degree-granting authority to confer the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.


Playwriting, MFA (Hunter)

The Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA in Playwriting is a selective two-year program with a strong emphasis on production. Students will study playwriting, theatre history, dramatic literature and play analysis in Hunter’s Department of Theatre while learning to collaborate with actors, directors, designers, and dramaturgs through the rehearsal process for readings and productions. Training includes electives in other disciplines, as well as work with some of the most exciting theatre artists in New York City, under the guidance of Playwright-in-Residence, Tina Howe and Distinguished Lecturer in Playwriting, Mark Bly. The Rita and Burton Goldberg MFA in Playwriting is about making theatre in the theatre capital of the world.


Public Service Management, MPA (City)

Students and graduates of City College's Master’s Program in Public Service Management (PSM) have worked in the White House, won New York City Urban Fellowships, and taken top honors in a distinguished policy writing competition – and that was just last year! Others have worked on important public health issues, managed community-based programs for under-privileged teens, and advanced the agendas of influential politicians.


Real Estate, MS (Baruch)   

The MS Program in Real Estate delivers not only core business knowledge and management kills but also knowledge and technical training specific to the real estate industry. The result: Graduates are positioned for many varied and lucrative positions with real estate development firms, appraisal and consulting firms, accounting firms, insurance companies, pension funds, banks and financial institutions,investment banks, real estate investment trusts, mortgage security underwriters, commingled real estate funds, regulatory agencies, and firms with large real estate holdings


Risk Management Accounting, MS (Queens)

Strengthens the accountant's ability to identify, measure, and manage risk across businesses, specific transactions, and assets and liabilities - satisfies the New York State CPA 150/30 credit requirement for CPA licensure.


Risk Management/Dynamic Financial Analysis, MS (Queens)

Enhances the quantitative analyst's financial tools by providing an understanding of capital markets, accounting rules, and the role that incentives play in influencing behavior. Students will design models for a variety of risk management applications, such as risk monitoring, risk aggregation, actuarial models, hedging models, and asset-liability management.

Accounting majors or students graduating in any of the majors leading to the Bachelors of Business Administration at Queens College may have adequate prerequisites to complete the Accounting of Finance concentration degree programs, respectively, in 20 credits.  Students with other backgrounds, such as Mathematics, Economics and Computer Sciences, may have adequate prerequisites to complete the DFA concentration in 30 credits.  Students with other backgrounds may need to complete additional courses for any other concentrations. 


Risk Management/Finance, MS (Queens)

Develops the finance practitioner's knowledge of financial, statistical, and analytical tools to identify, quantify, and mitigate a variety of risk types, and an understanding of GAAP and IFRIS accounting rules and the regulatory environment - excellent preparation for the series of CFA exams.


Security Management, MS (John Jay)

The online Master of Science Program in Security Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice offers a dynamic online education taught by experts in the security industry. You will develop an understanding of security theory while acquiring the practical skills needed for a successful career. The online program is suitable for both security professionals and those seeking opportunities in the global security industry.


Social Work, MSW (CSI)

The College of Staten Island MSW program has a sole concentration in social work practice with people with disabilities (intellectual, physical, sensory, psychiatric, chronic health and other impairments). We take a critical disabilities perspective which is grounded in social constructionism. The MSW program has been approved by the New York State Education Department as meeting the educational requirements needed to sit for the Licensed Master of Social Work exam and licensure in New York State, upon graduation. In addition, the 12 credits of clinical content needed to pursue clinical licensure are included in our practice sequence. This means that, upon completion of appropriate clinical supervision (approximately 3 years after graduation) a graduate would be eligible to sit for the Licensed Clinical Social Work exam and licensure in New York.


Special Education Teacher, Birth to Grade 2, Advanced Certificate (Lehman)

The Advanced Certificate in Students with Disabilities (Birth-2) program is designed for teachers who are already certified in Early Childhood Education, Birth-2. This 18 credit program authorizes a teacher who is currently certified in Early Childhood Education, Birth-2, to teach Students with Disabilities in Birth-2 for which there is a demonstrated shortage of certified teachers.


Special Education Teacher, Grades 1-6, Advanced Certificate (Lehman)

The Advanced Certificate in Students with Disabilities (grades 1-6) program is designed for teachers who are already certified in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6. This 18 credit program authorizes a teacher who is currently certified in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 to teach Students with Disabilities in Grades 1 - 6 for which there is a demonstrated shortage of certified teachers.


Special Education Teacher, Grades 7-12, Advanced Certificate (Lehman)

The Advanced Certificate in Students with Disabilities (grades 7-12) program is designed for teachers who are already certified in Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12 in a content area. This 18 credit program authorizes a teacher who is currently certified in Adolescence Education, Grades 7-12 to teach Students with Disabilities in Grades 7 - 12 for which there is a demonstrated shortage of certified teachers.


Study of the Americas, MA (City)

The focus of the program is timely and joins an emerging field of study, that among its concerns, breaks apart notions about what the "Americas" are, how they are connected historically, politically, and culturally across national and transnational boundaries. We look at how certain areas continue to be disenfranchised, and the reasons for such marginalization.


Sustainability of the Urban Environment, MS (City)

The Sustainability in the Urban Environment Masters program draws upon emerging approaches in the disciplines of architecture, engineering, science, and social sciences. It aims to prepare students to devise new generations of buildings, urban infrastructure, and open spaces while considering rapid urbanization, climate change, resource limitations, and potential environmental degradation. Graduates also develop leadership and teamwork skills that give them an advantage in diverse professional settings that demand collaboration among teams of scientists, engineers, architects, and policymakers.


Urban Studies, MS (SPS)

The 30-credit Master's Degree in Urban Studies (M.A.) is designed for students pursuing both scholarly and professional interests in the political, economic, and social dynamics of modern urban life. It offers a particular emphasis on urban problems, public policy, community organization, the urban workforce, the administration of public agencies, and the delivery of public services.