Master's Funding

A master’s degree from The Graduate Center is a sound investment in your future.

The Graduate Center equips master’s students with the critical thinking and research skills they need to pursue a wide range of rewarding careers or doctoral education.

Our programs are innovative, interdisciplinary, and intellectually rigorous. Consistent with the public university mission of CUNY, our cost of attendance remains low and affordable compared to other world-class graduate programs in New York City.

While The Graduate Center does not currently offer full-tuition scholarships or additional stipends for living expenses, there are funding opportunities available to master’s students that can help cover the cost of attendance:

Although the funding available to master’s students at the Graduate Center is quite different from that available to doctoral students, there are still several options available to cover the cost of your program.

Prospective Students

Dean's Merit Scholarship
Federal Work-Study
Federal Student Loan Programs

Current Students

A wide range of competitive scholarships, fellowships, and grants-in-aid are available from outside organizations and agencies.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Finding Additional Sources of Funding

When searching for a scholarship, you should start early — application deadlines are often set several months to a year before funding is disbursed.

You can identify external scholarship opportunities through websites and search engines such as: