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Students Will Have the Opportunity to Begin CUNY Master’s Degree Studies
As They Complete Their Macaulay Bachelor’s Degree

Macaulay Honors College and the Graduate Center, CUNY announce the launch of a unique new pathway to a Master’s degree in liberal arts for eligible Macaulay students. Motivated Juniors and Seniors in good standing who are interested in graduate study in the humanities or social sciences may earn up to 12 credits in the Graduate Center’s MA in Liberal Studies (MALS) program as they complete their Bachelor’s degree.

Macaulay students may, in their junior year, apply to the MALS program. If provisionally accepted, these students will be permitted to take up to 12 credits toward the MA degree during their last three semesters at Macaulay. They may then complete the remaining 18 credits—and the MA degree—in just one year after the BA degree.

According to Dr. Joseph Ugoretz, Macaulay’s Chief Academic Officer, “The Macaulay curriculum, with its emphasis on experiential learning, interdisciplinary exploration and deep critical analysis, provides our students the perfect platform to begin a graduate education. We’re glad to partner with our colleagues in the MALS program to create a smooth pathway for our students to move ahead with their educations.”

Macaulay students have already expressed a great deal of interest in the new program. “Being able to enroll in graduate-level courses is very appealing to our motivated, high-achieving students,” explains Dr. Ugoretz. “But they will also have the chance to reduce the cost of Master’s study.”

The new pipeline program provides CUNY with a way to retain some of its most promising students. “We are very excited to have created a formalized pipeline program between Macaulay Honors College and the MALS program,” adds Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, the program’s Acting Executive Officer. “It is a wonderful opportunity for Macaulay students to get a taste of interdisciplinary graduate study.”


About Macaulay Honors College


Ranked as one of the top ten honors colleges in the nation, Macaulay provides exceptional students with a rigorous education drawing on the vast academic resources of the nation’s largest urban university and the rich, cultural diversity of New York City. Our students represent the top 4% of the 13,000+ incoming freshmen on eight CUNY campuses, including Brooklyn, City, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, and Queens Colleges, and the College of Staten Island. For more information, see macaulay-dev.us.reclaim.cloud


About CUNY Master’s in Liberal Studies Program

The MA in Liberal Studies Program is a thirty-credit interdisciplinary degree program that allows students to design and pursue individual courses of study at the Graduate Center, CUNY. The program offers more than 20 different tracks of study. http://bit.ly/2f16heu