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Hunter College is the second oldest college in the City University of New York system. By placing a high priority on both classroom and experiential learning, our faculty members pass their skills and knowledge on to the next generation of scientists, public servants, artists, nurses, social workers, educators, nutritionists, musicians, writers, researchers, and engaged citizens of the world.

The goal of a Hunter College education is to encourage the fullest possible intellectual and personal growth in each student. While preparation for specific careers is an important objective, the fundamental aim of the graduate experience at Hunter College is to develop a student’s rational, critical, and creative abilities. Our students learn to conceptualize and analyze, to relate the concrete and particular to the abstract and general, to traverse the interface between the academic and applied, and to think and communicate logically and coherently.

Our fulfillment of these ambitions have not gone unnoticed. On January 9, 2014, President Barack Obama honored a Hunter student who had overcome adversity and demonstrated great academic achievement. Speaking from the White House, he called Hunter “one of the best colleges in the country.”

Learn more below:

 

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15; *Late deadline: June 1
Spring Semester: November 15
*General admission deadlines extend regularly. To check for updates, please contact the department you are applying to, or contact the general graduate admissions for more information at gradadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu.

Application deadlines, program-by-program: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/graduateadmissions/applying/deadlines/degree-applications

Online Application

Information before applying
Link to application

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-12:00pm

Contact Info

212-396-6049
gradadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu

North Building Room 223
695 Park Ave
NY, NY 10065

Admission Requirements

An applicant for admission to Hunter College as a matriculated student in any of the master’s programs must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered:

1- The student must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College. Degrees granted on the basis of work completed at institutions which are not fully accredited, or on the basis of nonacademic prior learning, test scores, and other than organized supervised course work in academic subjects may not be considered comparable.

2- The student must demonstrate ability to pursue graduate work successfully. In general, the minimum requirements for consideration are an undergraduate average of B in the area in which the student wishes to specialize and an average of B minus in the undergraduate record as a whole. Applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended other than Hunter College.

3- For admission in the School of Arts and Sciences, the student is generally required to present at least 18 credits of previous work in the area of specialization and two letters of reference. See specific program descriptions for additional requirements.

4- For admission to the School of Education, the student is generally required to present at least 36 credits of previous liberal arts and science courses, plus a liberal arts or science major of at least 30 credits. See specific program descriptions for detailed requirements.

5- Competency Examinations

Applying

Applicants may apply to only one program for any given semester; please decide which of our programs is the most appropriate before filing the application. The deadline for applications varies by program. The earliest deadlines are January 15 for fall admission and September 1 for spring admission. Applicants are responsible for submitting their application and supporting application materials by the deadline for their desired graduate program. More information on the exact application deadlines can be found at: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/graduateadmissions/applying/deadlines/degree-applications.

GRE and TOEFL Code: 2301

*Current Hunter College seniors could be eligible for an application fee waiver. Contact gradadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu to find out how to request an application fee waiver.

**Programs that waive the GRE

  • Biochemistry MA (upon applicants’ requests and documentation of professional experience in the field, or graduate level academic work that documents adequate preparation to successfully pursue the degree)
  • Biological Sciences MA (students may submit scores to improve the likelihood of admission)
  • Economics MA (for Hunter undergraduates with GPA of 3.5 or higher)
  • Geography MA
  • Playwriting MFA
  • Theater MA (for applicants with a GPA of 3.4 or higher in theatre history, theory and literary criticism courses, or 6 credits of graduate work with grades of 3.0 or better)

College and University Transcripts Submission Guidelines

Complete information about transcripts:
College and University Transcripts Information

May I send transcripts before submitting an application?

NO, you MUST scan and upload ALL transcripts to the online application.

Do I need to submit transcripts if I only took a few courses at another school?

Yes. A transcript showing all courses and grades of any academic work completed must be scanned and uploaded.

Can transcripts be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office or should I collect and forward them?

For initial submission of your application you must scan and upload unofficial transcripts. Only if you are offered admissions, you must request OFFICIAL transcripts from ALL institutions you had indicated on the Educational History section to be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Office (or the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work for applicants to that school) in their original sealed envelopes.

Where should I send official transcripts?

If you are applying to the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, Communication Sciences, Doctor of Physical Therapy, or School of Nursing transcripts must be sent to: Hunter College, Attn:Graduate Admissions Office, Room 223 North, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065.

If you are applying to the Silberman School of Social Work transcripts should be sent to:Silberman School of Social Work, Attn:Enrollment Management-7th Floor, 2180 Third Avenue, New York, 10035.

Transfer Information

Transferring Credit for Relevant Graduate Courses

Students may request transfer credit for relevant graduate courses taken at regionally accredited institutions, including courses taken at Hunter College while matriculated in another degree program, whether or not the master’s degree was awarded.

A form for such a transfer may be downloaded at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/graduateadmissions/applying/degree-application/transfer-credit.

Transfer of Credit

Graduate courses taken prior to matriculation are considered "Transfer of Credit."

The following limitations apply:

  • No more than a total of 12 credits will be allowed for graduate courses completed at other colleges for courses taken on permit or for Hunter College courses taken prior to matriculation.
  • Courses for which transfer and approval of credit are sought must have been completed within five years preceding the anticipated date of graduation.
  • Application for transfer and approval of course credits taken prior to matriculation may be made after registering for the first semester of matriculation.
  • Transfer of credit can only be granted for courses with grades of B or better.

Tuition & Fees

Honoring the pure philosophy of public education, Hunter provides a competitive, world-class and high quality education while ensuring students don't complete their graduate education with their futures mortgaged.

New York State Resident

All Master’s Programs

(*other than Social Work (MSW), Nursing (MS), Accounting (MS), Education (MA and MS) and MFA) in Studio Art)

Full-time
Part-time
Excess hours

$5,065/semester
$425/credit
$65/hour

Master’s in Social Work (MSW)

Full-time
Part-time

$6,685/semester
$560/credit

Master’s in Nursing (MS) and Master’s in Accounting (MS)

Full-time
Academic excellence fee
Total per semester full-time

Part-time
Academic excellence fee
Total per credit part-time

$5,065/semester

$500/semester

$5,565

$425/credit

$50/credit

$475

Education

Effective spring 2016 - Master’s in Arts (MA), Master’s in Science (MS) and Advanced Certificates in Education which prepare candidates for initial certification in the categories of:

General Education across Adolescent, Childhood, and Early Childhood levels, Special Education across Adolescent, Childhood, and Early Childhood levels, Creative Arts Education and TESOL across K-12 levels, as well as Master’s in Science (MS) Degrees in the programs of School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling

Full-time
Academic excellence fee

Part-time
Academic excellence fee
Total per credit part-time

$5,065/semester

$50/credit

$425/credit

$50/credit

$475/credit

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art

Full-time
Academic excellence fee

Part-time
Academic excellence fee
Total per credit part-time

$5,065/semester

$40/credit

$425/credit

$40/credit

$465/credit

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Full-time
Part-time

$6,685/semester
$560/credit

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Level I (7 or more credits)
Level I part-time
Level II full-time only

$5,460

$625/credit
$3,770

Out-of-State Resident

All Master’s Programs

(*other than Social Work (MSW), Nursing (MS), Accounting (MS), Education (MA and MS) and MFA) in Studio Art)

Full-time
Part-time
Excess hours

$780/credit
$780/credit
$85/hour

Master’s in Social Work (MSW)

Full-time
Part-time

$910/credit
$910/credit

Master’s in Nursing (MS) and Master’s in Accounting (MS)

Full-time
Part-time
Academic excellence fee
Total per credit (full- or part-time)

$780/credit
$780/credit

$90/credit

$870

Education

Effective spring 2016 - Master’s in Arts (MA), Master’s in Science (MS) and Advanced Certificates in Education which prepare candidates for initial certification in the categories of:

General Education across Adolescent, Childhood, and Early Childhood levels, Special Education across Adolescent, Childhood, and Early Childhood levels, Creative Arts Education and TESOL across K-12 levels, as well as Master’s in Science (MS) Degrees in the programs of School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling

Full-time
Part-time
Academic excellence fee
Total per credit (full- or part-time)

$780/credit
$780/credit

$50/credit

$830/credit

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art

Full-time
Part-time
Academic excellence fee
Total per credit (full- or part-time)

$780/credit
$780/credit

$40/credit

$820/credit

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Full-time
Part-time

$910/credit
$910/credit

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Level I (7 or more credits)
Level I part-time
Level II full-time only

$985/credit

$985/credit
$7,240