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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Pharmaceutical Science and Business, MS (York College)

The Pharmaceutical Science and Business program begins enrolling students in Fall 2016. This 36- credit program will train students for employment in areas such as drug discovery, pharmaceutical formulations, package development, chemistry and manufacturing process improvement, physicochemical analysis of drugs, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, clinical research, pharmacology and metabolism of drugs, drugs safety and surveillance, regulatory affairs, quality assurance, compliance, licensing, etc. In addition, graduates of the M.S. program will be able to pursue further studies leading to M.D., D.D.S., Pharm. D. as well as other professional or Ph.D. degrees within the pharmaceutical field.


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.


Physician Assistant Studies Program, MS (York College)

The Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies begins enrolling students in Fall 2016. This 28- month program prepares students to become highly competent, compassionate, and culturally aware providers of excellent medical care to undeserved urban areas. All students successfully completing the program are eligible to sit for the national PA board examination administered by the NCCPA and will have completed a didactic and clinical curriculum emphasizing urban medical care.


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.


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 Journalism, MA (CUNY School of Journalism)

The Masters of Arts in Social Journalism is a 33- credit program aimed at helping future leaders reshape journalism into a service that helps communities meet their goals and solve problems. This program uses a wide range of new tools and enables students to develop skills involving relationship-building, data analysis, social media and business.


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.


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.


Visual Art Education (K-12), MAT (Queens)

The Master of Arts program in art history is designed to prepare students to meet the specialized requirements of work in museums, galleries, auction houses, publishing, and teaching. This program deepens students’ insights into the history of art as a whole and provides them with opportunities to develop research skills in specific areas under the direction of scholars in those fields. Students who complete the program are qualified to enter PhD programs.