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Research Guides

Dissertations and Theses

Graduate Center Dissertations

Graduate Center Master's Theses

  • Master's Theses in CUNY Academic Works: As of 2014, all Graduate Center master's theses appear in the CUNY Academic Works repository. Many are open access, but some are embargoed and will not become available until a future date.
  • Bound copies of CUNY master's theses and capstone projects are shelved on the library's 2nd floor

Bound Dissertation Colors by Program

Graduate Center print dissertations are shelved by year, alphabetically by author. To facilitate browsing by program, bindings were color coded by program (see chart below). In November 2015 the library ceased archiving print dissertations.

Department

Binding

Lettering

Anthropology

Green

Black

Art History

Black

Gold

Biochemistry

Green

Gold

Biology

Green

Gold

Business (reading copy at Baruch)

Olive to Brown

Black

Chemistry

Green

Gold

Classics

Blue

Gold

Comparative Literature

Blue

Gold

Computer Science

Orange

Black

Criminal Justice (reading copy at John Jay)

Blue

Gold

Earth & Environmental Science

Green

Gold

Economics

Orange

Black

Educational Psychology

Blue

Gold

Engineering (reading copy at City College)

Black

Gold

English

Blue

Gold

French

Blue

Gold

German

Olive to Brown

Black

Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Literature

Green

Gold

History

Brown

Gold

Linguistics

Light Brown

Black

Music

Blue

Gold

Mathematics

Red

Gold

Nursing

Black   

Gold

Philosophy

Blue

Gold

Physics

Burgundy

Gold

Political Science

Red

Gold

Psychology

Blue

Gold

Public Health

Black

Gold

Sociology & Social Welfare

Gray

Gold

Speech

Light Brown

Black

Theatre

Olive to Brown

Black

Master’s Theses & Capstone Projects

Blue

Gold

Microfilm copies of PhD dissertations from all the programs above are housed in the GC Library.

*Note that print dissertations from some programs are held at libraries located on other CUNY campuses: Business (Baruch), Criminal Justice (John Jay), Engineering (City College).