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About New York University

New York University (NYU) is a private, not-for-profit university. NYU was founded as far back as 1831 by statesman, Albert Gallatin. Together, he and other founding fathers, planned NYU as a center of higher learning that “would be open to all, regardless of national origin, religious beliefs, or social background.”i

Since its first classes in Lower Manhattan circa 1832, New York University has grown, not only in enrollment. Presently, there are three degree-granting campuses in New York City, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi as well as study away sites in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America.

Classified as a doctoral university of the ‘highest research activity’ by Carnegie, students could find varied and exciting graduate programs at all levels.iiFrom post-baccalaureate certificates to Masters degrees, post-masters certificates and Doctoral degrees.

New York University confers degrees through its various schools, such as: the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, the School of Law, the School of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Plus, NYU has a robust selection of online grad programs to choose from. With disciplines as diverse as education, computer science, social work and environmental conservation, NYU may have a perfect program for a variety of student needs.

Mission, Vision and Values

New York University’s mission values conditions whereby graduate students could gain expertise and conduct original research in their fields. Through rigorous programs, NYU strives to assist students so they might develop the essential skills and experience necessary to thrive in a global economy.

Enrollment, Attendance, Graduation

Based on Fall 2016 data, graduate enrollment totaled 24,415 out of a total student population of 50,550. ii

  • Graduate Attendance: 32% part-time, 68% full-time ii
  • 92% of all graduate students were not enrolled in distance education, 5% were enrolled in some distance education, 3% were enrolled exclusively in distance education (Fall 2016) ii
  • Completions: Fall 2016 data indicates 8520+ Masters degree, 1540+ Doctorate Degrees, 210+ Post-Masters certificates were awarded ii

Financial Aid

Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans). ii NYU also offers different scholarships and resources that students could apply for. Speak to a financial aid advisor from NYU for more information.

Graduate Admission Requirements

At the graduate level, each NYU school has its own, separate admissions process and application requirements. For expert answers to questions about specific graduate programs, contact the schools' admissions offices for the program you want to apply to.

Start Dates

Many programs at NYU start in Fall, Spring, Summer or January. Exact dates might be found on individual program pages.


Based on Fall 2016 information, NYU had 5,510 full-time and 4,110 part-time faculty along with 350 graduate assistants.

Why Consider New York University?

For those who are drawn to study at one of the universities of New York for its location, NYU's campus buildings are spread throughout New York City, from midtown Manhattan to the heart of Greenwich Village, and even downtown Brooklyn. The Big Apple (NYC) is the most populous city in the US, and boasts culture, cuisine, shopping, museums, art and everything in between.

To this point, New York University has a global academic presence and multiple initiatives. These include an Ad Hoc Advisory Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion approved in December 2015, key space projects, a climate survey and many more.

In addition, NYU is devoted to sustainability. This includes an aim to integrate environmental and social consciousness into campus life. For instance, they have three green roofs, including a 3700 square foot plot on top of 238 Thompson at the Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life.


In 2017, many of NYU’s individual schools and programs were nationally-ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Below are a few highlights.

  • #12 “Best Business Schools”. Within this, NYU’s graduate finance and part-time MBA programs were ranked at #3 nationwide. Their Executive MBA was not far behind at #4
  • #13 “Best Education School”
  • #6 “Best Law Schools”, with both International Law and Tax Law graduate programs ranked #1 in their categories
  • #13 “Best Nursing Schools” with a #3 placed Nurse Practitioner: Adult Gerontology Primary Care program and #12 Nurse Midwifery program
  • #1 Applied Math Graduate Program

Program Model

A majority of all courses taught at NYU use a learning management system, and many use other technology-based tools to enhance teaching and learning. In addition, a variety of NYU schools offer online, blended, and low-residency programs.

For instance, through NYU Creative Writing Program, students could apply to a low-residency MFA Writers Workshop in Paris. Over two years, students and faculty convene regularly in Paris for five intensive ten-day residency periods held biannually in January and July. At other times, students pursue their courses and receive guidance through university mentors.

Other examples include a cross-continental Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Also, NYU’s Master of Studies in Law (MSL) in Taxation is an entirely online, part-time degree program for accountants and financial professionals.

Student Support Services

University life at NYU is supplemented with a variety of facilities, resources and services provided by the University.

Facilities: On campus, students could stay in shape through athletic programs and fitness centers and stay cultured at Washington Square East Gallery and the Grey Art Gallery. The Grey is guardian to New York University Art Collection.

Academic Resources: An abundant selection of academic resources await NYU grad students. From the Writing Center to the Academic Resource Center (ARC). ARC is the place to go when you don’t know where to go with academic navigation questions.

Media and Technology: Whether you need a computer or have a tech support question, NYU has various services available. This includes a copy center, book and computer store and more.

Libraries: There are several libraries at NYU. Of them, the Elmer Holmes, Bobst Library is the flagship. With over four million volumes, archives, electronic resources, Bobst Library offers approximately 2,500 seats for student study.

Centers: NYU offers many unique opportunities to study at its centers or institutes, some of which also offer degrees for academic studies. For example, there’s a Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), the Marron Institute on Cities and the Urban Environment, Center for Data Science, and others.

Services and Programs for Service Members and Veterans ii

NYU might provide several services and programs for service members and veterans. In terms of special opportunities, there are distance education opportunities at the graduate level, as well as federal aid for eligible students.

  • Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
  • Recognized student veteran organization
  • Member of Service Members Opportunity Colleges

New York University Accreditation ii

At the institutional level, New York University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Moreover, a wide range of individual programs at NYU have been accredited by professional agencies. A few examples are listed out below.

Nursing: Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education - Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses

Law: American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar - Law (LAW) - Professional schools

Psychology: American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation – Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) PhD Doctoral Programs, Counseling Psychology (COPPSY) PhD Doctoral Programs

Public Health: Council on Education for Public Health- Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

Speech Language Pathology: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology- Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs

Accreditation is a process that ensures standards are met, however, status could change if it is not renewed; stay up-to-date on an agency website.

Academics and Degree Programs at NYU 

Discover over 350 graduate and professional degree programs in 14 graduate and professional schools at New York University.

International Education (INTS)

Do you want to teach what you know? Whether you are entering the education field or are an experienced practitioner who wants to build on your skills, NYU offers a variety of interdisciplinary programs.

These could help individuals learn the ins and outs of how to design, implement, manage, and evaluate international education programs in a broad range of settings.

  • INTS-MA: Apart from coursework, participants could gain hands-on experience in an internship placement, either in the US or abroad in a Master of Arts in International Education program
  • Post-masters advanced certificate: is for practitioners and teachers in the field of international education who already have the MA degree.
  • PhD in International Education: Students could develop a course of study that focuses on a cultural area of the world – with options to study abroad

Communicative Sciences and Disorders

Do you want to pursue licensure as a speech pathologist? The field of communicative sciences and disorders (CSDM) draws from linguistics, psychology, physiology, and physical sciences. It is dedicated to help participants understand and minimize the impact of disordered speech, language, hearing, and swallowing processes in children and adults.

  • CSDM- MS: Curriculum melds coursework with supervised clinical experiences and a supervised practicum. It might prepare students to meet eligibility requirements for professional licensure as a speech pathologist
  • CSDM- PhD: Stacks rigorous research experience, intensive coursework, and collaboration with faculty mentors. Graduates may be prepared to pursue careers such as independent researchers in CSD

Program Highlights: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Do you want to pursue licensure as a Doctor of Physical Therapy? Physical therapists (PTs) need a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, and all states require PTs to be licensed.iv Why not study in New York at NYU?

NYU Steinhardt School’s Department of Physical Therapy offers a 3-year, full-time entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program which includes three summers of supervised clinical practice. Upon completion of the program, graduates may be eligible and prepared to sit for the licensure exam.

NYU’s DPT program is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). It combines academic study with intensive clinical practice which could enable students to study mobility, pain management and rehabilitation in more depth.

Already a licensed practitioner? NYU offers programs that might help you expand on what you know now. These include NYU’s credentialed clinical residency program in orthopedic physical therapy, master’s program with a concentration in patho-kinesiology, or clinical and research doctorates.

NYU participates in an APTA-sponsored central application program. To be considered for admission to the New York University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, students typically must meet several requirements, some of which follow. See the program site for more in-depth information

  • Bachelors degree with 3.0 minimum GPA
  • Prerequisite science courses and minimum GPA
  • GRE Scores
  • Essays
  • Recommendations
  • Volunteer and Leadership Experience

Choose a Program at New York University

Scroll through some of the great graduate programs at New York University below. Find the perfect Masters degree, PhD, Professional Doctorate, or post-masters certificate for you. Then contact the school directly.

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