Three Master's Convocations are held by Teachers College to honor the achievements of degree candidates. Candidates are recognized individually, and the Teachers College Medals for Distinguished Service are presented at each ceremony.


Master's Degree Ceremony I

This ceremony recognizes Master's graduates from the following departments:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Curriculum & Teaching

Date: Monday, May 20, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 

Speaker: TBD

Tickets: 3 Electronic tickets + unclaimed ticket lottery

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony, Teachers College Campus

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: Mailed to students at a later date

School Graduation Website: https://convocation.tc.columbia.edu/

School Contact: convocation@tc.columbia.edu, (212) 678-4039


Master's Degree Ceremony II

This ceremony recognizes Master's graduates from the following departments:

  • Biobehavioral Sciences
  • Counseling & Clinical Psychology
  • Education Policy & Social Analysis
  • Health & Behavior Studies

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Location: Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 

Speaker: TBD

Tickets: 3 Electronic tickets + unclaimed ticket lottery

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony, Teachers College Campus

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: Mailed to students at a later date

School Graduation Website: https://convocation.tc.columbia.edu/

School Contact: convocation@tc.columbia.edu, (212) 678-4039


Master's Degree Ceremony III

This ceremony recognizes Master's graduates from the following departments:

  • Human Development
  • International & Transcultural Studies
  • Mathematics, Science & Technology
  • Organization & Leadership

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 

Speaker: TBD

Tickets: 3 Electronic tickets + unclaimed ticket lottery

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony, Teachers College Campus

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: Mailed to students at a later date

School Graduation Website: https://convocation.tc.columbia.edu/

School Contact: convocation@tc.columbia.edu, (212) 678-4039


Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Doctoral graduates are hooded by the Provost and their accomplishments are celebrated by the President, Trustees, and faculty. The Teachers College Medal for Distinguished Service to Education is presented.

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025 

Speaker: TBD

Tickets: Electronic tickets

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony, Teachers College Campus

Caps and Gowns: Required

Diplomas: Mailed to students at a later date

School Graduation Website: https://convocation.tc.columbia.edu/

School Contact: convocation@tc.columbia.edu, (212) 678-4039