Graduate School Panels

Graduate school panels, roundtables and information sessions are intended to offer students insights into potential graduate and professional institutions with particular emphasis on academic programs, student support services and admissions requirements. These sessions, which take place throughout the academic year, are facilitated by representatives of graduate and professional institutions from a range of disciplines including architecture, art, engineering, business, medicine, and law.

In addition to these programs, which are intended to enhance students’ understanding of graduate study, the Center for Career Development offers workshops to help students learn how to best prepare for graduate school, and it works closely with students on their application materials.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.