Brooklyn College CUNY
Brooklyn, New York
In 1930, Brooklyn College was established as the first four-year, coeducational liberal arts urban college in New York. The Division of Graduate Studies was established in 1935, and in 1961 the College became part of the City University of New York. Approximately 11,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students are enrolled in more than 125 degree and certificate programs. Brooklyn College by and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its programs are registered by the New York State Department of Education and accredited by the Association of American Universities, American Association of University Women, the Educational Standards Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Council on Education in Public Health, and the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.
Approximately 5,200 students from all over the world attend the Division of Graduate Studies-72 percent are women and 83 percent attend part-time. The average age of students is 29. Many students are employed in the public schools and are studying for advanced degrees and certificates.
The Location and Community
The many different cultures of Brooklyn contribute to the wide ethnic diversity of the College. The borough offers such resources as the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Aquarium, Prospect Park, and the Brooklyn Public Library at Grand Army Plaza, one of the largest public libraries in New York. All major IND and IRT trains, including the number 2 and number 5 trains to Flatbush Avenue and the D train to Avenue H, are easily accessible from the College. On-campus parking for students is available on a limited basis.
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
The Brooklyn College Division of Graduate Studies offers more than sixty full-time or part-time programs leading to the Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Music, Master of Professional Studies, Master of Public Health, Master of Science, and Master of Science in Education degrees and to a number of professional certificates in education. In addition, there are more than six doctoral programs of the City University of New York that can be pursued on the Brooklyn College campus: biology, chemistry, computer and information science, earth and environmental sciences, physics, and psychology. These programs are part of the thirty-one doctoral programs offered through the Graduate Center of the City University of New York on its constituent college campuses. The following Master of Arts programs are offered in the liberal arts and sciences: art history, biology, chemistry, community health (community health education, thanatology), computer and information science, economics, economics-accounting, English, French, geology, history, Judaic studies, liberal studies, mathematics, music (musicology, performance practice), physics, political science, psychology (experimental, industrial/organizational), sociology, Spanish, speech (public communication), theater (history and criticism), and urban policy and administration. Programs leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree include art (digital art, drawing and painting, photography, sculpture), creative writing (fiction, playwriting, poetry), television production, and theater (acting, design and technical production, directing, dramaturgy, performing arts management). An interdisciplinary Advanced Certificate is offered in performance and interactive media arts. Programs leading to the Master of Music degree include composition and performance. The program leading to the Master of Public Health degree includes community health, health-care management, and health-care policy and administration. Programs leading to the Master of Science degree include audiology, exercise science and rehabilitation, information systems, nutrition, physical education (psychosocial aspects of physical activity, sports management), speech-language pathology, and television and radio. The teacher-education program offers Master of Arts programs in art and music (all grades), and in biology, chemistry, English, French, mathematics, physics, social studies, and Spanish (adolescent education, grades 7-12). The Master of Science in Education is offered with specializations in childhood education (bilingual teaching, liberal arts, mathematics, science and environmental education, grades 1-6); early childhood education (birth-grade 2); health education (all grades); literacy education; middle childhood specialist studies: mathematics (grades 1-5); physical education (all grades); and teaching students with speech and language disabilities. Advanced certificate programs are offered in school administration and supervision, guidance and counseling, music education, and school psychology.
Facilities & Resources
The new, state-of-the-art library collection houses a collection of more than 1.3 million volumes, and additional special libraries are available on campus for art, music, classics, economics, and speech communication arts and sciences. A number of research centers are available on campus, many of which publish their own scholarly research. These include the Africana Research Center, the Archaeological Research Center, the Center for Italian-American Studies, the Wolfe Institute for the Humanities, the Center for Nuclear Theory, the Applied Sciences Institute, the Institute for Studies in American Music, the Center for Latino Studies, the Children's Studies Center, and the Center for the Study of World Television. Other special facilities include solid-state and solar-energy laboratories, nuclear physics laboratories, an astronomical observatory, an Infant Study Center, an Early Childhood Center, a greenhouse, an electronic music studio and a Center for Computer Music, a Speech and Hearing Center (and affiliated Center for Assistive Technology), and a Computer Center linked to City University's installation, one of the largest academic computer centers in the country.
Expenses and Aid
Graduate tuition for New York State residents is $350 per credit, with a maximum tuition each term of $3,720. Tuition for nonresidents and international students is $525 per credit, with no maximum tuition. The consolidated fee was $60.10 per semester, the CUNY consolidated service fee was $5, and the technology fee was $75 for full-time study and $37.50 for part-time study. Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.
Federal and state aid programs available to eligible students include the Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Work-Study, Federal Ford Direct Student Loan, Veterans Administration Education Benefits, and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program. Fellowships, lectureships, and research assistantships are available through College funds, research grants, and outside agencies. Students may also apply for Fulbright scholarships and other international fellowships. Students can apply through their major department. Financial aid availability and eligibility requirements are subject to change by state and federal legislative action.
For the academic year, independent students budget in excess of $13,000 for books, supplies, transportation, food, and living expenses for the nine-month academic year.
How to Apply
Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and have completed an approved program with a minimum average of B in the major and B- overall. Some programs require the GRE. Applications and supporting credentials, including official transcripts, must be received by March 1 for the summer and fall terms, November 1 for the spring term, and March 1 for selected teacher-education programs. Late applicants may also submit their applications on a rolling basis; acceptance is determined solely by the department. Students may request an application from the Office of Admissions or apply online at the Web site listed below.
All applicants with foreign credentials should file their applications one month prior to the specified deadline. This will help facilitate the special process required for evaluating foreign documents. International students are not eligible for provisional and non-degree admission. Official transcripts, degree certifications, and diplomas in the applicant’s native language are required to be submitted with the application form. Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation. In addition, Graduate Admissions requires that applicants educated outside of the United States have their transcripts evaluated by an external agency. This evaluation should include a course-by-course analysis that indicates the type of diploma/degree received and graduation date, the U.S. equivalency of the diploma/degree, and a cumulative grade point average. Applicants may elect to use an evaluation agency, consulate or embassy of the country that is issuing the document.
Who to Contact
Office of Admissions
1602 James Hall
Brooklyn College of the City University of New York
Brooklyn, New York 11210-2889
Departments, Deans and Chairpersons
• Christoph M. Kimmich, President; D.Phil., Oxford.
• Roberta S. Matthews, Provost; Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook.
• Louise Hainline, Acting Dean of Research; Ph.D., Harvard.
• Paul Shelden, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research; D.M.A., Maryland.
• Deborah A. Shanley, Dean of the School of Education; Ed.D., Columbia.
• Kathleen McSorley, Assistant Dean; Ed.D., Syracuse.
• Peter Taubman, Assistant Dean; Ed.D., Rochester.
• DEPARTMENT PROGRAM HEADS
• Art. Michael Mallory, Chairperson and Counselor for the Graduate M.A. Program in Art History; Ph.D., Columbia.
• Jennifer McCoy, Graduate Deputy; M.F.A., Rensselaer.
• Biology. John Blamire, Chairperson; Ph.D., Manchester.
• Charlene Forest, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Indiana.
• Chemistry. Malgorzata Ciszkowska, Chairperson; Ph.D., Warsaw.
• Richard Magliozzo, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• Computer and Information Science. Aaron M. Tenenbaum, Chairperson; Ph.D., NYU.
• Keith Harrow, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., NYU.
• Daniel Kopec, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Edinburgh.
• Conservatory of Music. Nancy Hager, Director; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• Bruce MacIntyre, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• Economics. Robert Bell, Chairperson; Ph.D., Brunel (England).
• Emanuel Thorne, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Yale.
• Education. Deborah A. Shanley, Dean; Ed.D., Columbia.
• Marion Neville-Lynch, Graduate Deputy; D.Ed. Columbia.
• Early Childhood Education: Joanne Bernstein, Ed.D., Columbia.
• Childhood Bilingual Education: Alma Rubal-Lopez, Ph.D., Yeshiva.
• Childhood Liberal Arts Education: Wen-Song Hwu, Ph.D., LSU.
• Childhood Mathematics Education: David Fuys, Ed.D., Columbia.
• Childhood Science and Environmental Education and Middle Childhood General Science Education: Eleanor Miele, Ph.D., Columbia.
• Middle Childhood Mathematics Education: Rosamond Welchman, Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• Adolescence Education: Fred Stopsky, Ph.D., NYU.
• Literacy: Shirley Steinberg, Ph.D., Penn State.
• Teaching Students with Disabilities: Christine Pawelski, Ed.D., Columbia.
• Administration and Supervision (Advanced Certificate): David Bloomfield, J.D., Columbia.
• Education of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped: Ronald L. Feldman, Program Head; Ph.D., NYU.
• Guidance and Counseling (Advanced Certificate and M.S. in Education): Hollyce Giles, Ph.D., Columbia.
• School Psychology (Advanced Certificate and M.S. in Education): Florence Rubinson, Ph.D., Fordham.
• English. Ellen Tremper, Chairperson; Ph.D., Harvard.
• Nancy Black, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Columbia.
• M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Maurice Kramer, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Harvard.
• Louis Asekoff, Program Director, Poetry; M.A., Brandeis.
• Michael Cunningham, Program Coordinator, Fiction; M.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop.
• Mac Wellman, Program Coordinator, Playwriting; M.A., Wisconsin-Madison.
• General Science. George Moriber, Interdepartmental Coordinator; Ph.D., NYU.
• Geology. Nehru Cherukupalli, Chairperson; Ph.D., Columbia.
• Constantin Cranganu, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Oklahoma.
• Health and Nutrition Sciences. Leslie Jacobson, Chairperson; Ph.D., NYU.
• Kathleen Axen, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Columbia.
• Kiyoka Koizumi, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
• History. Eric Steinberg, Acting Chairperson; Ph.D., Columbia.
• Jocelyn A. Wills, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Texas A&M.
• Judaic Studies. Sara Reguer, Chairperson; Ph.D., Columbia.
• Herbert Druks, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., NYU.
• Master of Liberal Arts and Science. George Brinton, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Washington (Seattle).
• Mathematics. George Shapiro, Chairperson; Ph.D., Harvard.
• William Miller, Graduate Deputy; M.A., CUNY, Brooklyn.
• Modern Languages and Literatures. William M. Sherzer, Chairperson and Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Princeton.
• Physical Education. Charles Tobey, Chairperson; Ed.D., Columbia.
• Donald Michielli, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Ohio State.
• Physics. Peter Lesser, Chairperson; Ph.D., Rochester.
• Ming Kung Liou, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Manitoba.
• Political Science. Sally Bermanzohn, Acting Chairperson; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• Mark Ungar, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Columbia.
• Psychology. R. Glen Hass, Chairperson; Ph.D., Duke.
• Benzion Chanowitz, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• Sociology. Roberta Satow, Chairperson; Ph.D., NYU.
• Alex Vitale, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• Speech. Timothy J. Gura, Chairperson; Ph.D., Northwestern.
• Speech and Hearing Clinic: Oliver Bloodstein, Director; Ph.D., Iowa.
• Teacher Education Program, Teaching Speech: Timothy Gura, Chairperson; Ph.D., Northwestern.
• Television/Radio. Hal Himmelstein, Chairperson; Ph.D., Ohio.
• Kathleen G. Fry, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., Temple.
• Theater. Samuel L. Leiter, Chairperson; Ph.D., NYU.
• Tobie Stein, Graduate Deputy; Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORS
• Lennart Anderson (Art), M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.
• Edwin Burrows (History), Ph.D., Columbia.
• Michael Cunningham (English), M.F.A., Iowa.
• Jack Flam (Art), Ph.D., NYU.
• Gerald Friedman (Geology), Ph.D., Columbia.
• Samuel Leiter (Theater), Ph.D., NYU.
• Rohit Parikh (Computer and Information Science), Ph.D., Harvard.
• Fred H. Pollak (Physics), Ph.D., Chicago.
• Theodore Raphan (Computer and Information Science), Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center.
• Martin Schreibman (Biology), Ph.D., NYU.
• Anthony Sclafani (Psychology), Ph.D., Chicago.
• Carl M. Shakin (Physics), Ph.D., Harvard.
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