The Graduate Center, CUNY PhD in the sciences is unique in that it is a consortium of faculty drawn primarily from CUNY campuses across the five boroughs of New York City. This collaborative environment provides students with the best instructors for their courses, and a rich and diverse faculty from which to choose both a dissertation advisor and thesis committee to assist them in becoming expert problem solvers capable of developing innovative solutions to today’s ever more interdisciplinary research problems.
A highlight is the newly opened state of the art Advanced Science Research Center, where global research initiatives are being developed in the fields of Environmental Sciences, Nanoscience, Neuroscience, Photonics and Structural Biology. The center is the nucleus of an integrated research network comprising top researchers from across the University. Together they are taking on challenges ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to the future of the global water supply.
We encourage you to explore our Science PhD program webpage for a complete listing of our PhD programs, as well as our Twitter Feed and Facebook page for up to date information about opportunities available to science students at the Graduate Center.
The Science Ph.D. Programs provide five years of funding that includes competitive fellowships, full tuition, and low-cost health-care insurance.
Please review the application process here.
Please email the admissions office if you have any queries about the application process.
The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of City University of New York. Offering more than 30 doctoral degrees and fostering globally significant research in a wide variety of centers and institutes, the GC affords rigorous academic training in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. It is home to a core faculty of approximately 140 teachers and mentors, along with 1700 faculty from across the CUNY colleges and New York City’s cultural, academic and scientific institutions. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances the City’s intellectual and cultural life.