New York University
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
82 Washington Square East
New York, New York 10003-6680
The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the largest graduate school at New York University, offers a diverse range of graduate programs in applied psychology, art, communication, education, health, and music.
Our School has a long history of connecting theory to applied learning experiences through dozens of affiliations and partnerships with urban institutions, building communities within and beyond our classrooms, and nurturing the human spirit. Our faculty members are intellectually adventurous and socially conscious. Our master’s and doctoral students study in the expansive environment of a great research university, and use the urban neighborhoods of New York City and countries around the world as their laboratories. Now in our 117th year of educating professionals, scholars, and researchers, we are applying our creativity and knowledge where it is needed most.
Degrees and certificates offered include Postbaccalaureate Advanced Certificates, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Music, Sixth-Year Certificates, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Doctor of Professional Studies.
More than 15 summer and six January intersession graduate study abroad programs, with locations throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, are offered every year and provide superb opportunities to gain global experience.
Founded in 1831, New York University is one of the world’s great universities, dedicated to research, scholarship, and the education of leaders for the 21st century. From its location in historic Greenwich Village in Manhattan, the University’s commitment reaches from the local urban setting to a global involvement with the world community.
Our Location and Community
The School has a diverse graduate student body of 3,700 (and 2,300 undergraduate students), which includes students from nearly every state. International students represent 10 percent, and students who are members of minorities represent 23 percent of the graduate student population.
At the master’s level, established professionals who are seeking to advance their careers study alongside those who are pursuing professional opportunities and personal growth in a newly chosen career. Our doctoral programs attract a small and select group of students who are committed to research and scholarly advancement in preparation for careers in colleges and universities or seek the highest professional preparation for leadership positions in other settings.
Located in the historic Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City, the School provides easy access to the nation’s premier educational, cultural, artistic, research, and health institutions.
Over 225 full-time faculty members in 11 separate academic departments and divisions form the academic core of our Schoolteaching, undertaking research, leading curricular reform, developing and implementing innovative field-based projects, providing leadership in professional organizations throughout the country, and engaging in global partnerships. They are examining some of the most important and fascinating questions facing society today, including childhood obesity, school discipline, charter schools, Internet communication, poverty and schooling, and HIV/AIDS. They receive millions of dollars annually from a wide array of funderssuch as the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Ford Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporationto support their research and field projects. Our faculty members serve on the editorial boards of dozens of leading academic journals and are leaders in their professional associations.
A carefully selected corps of highly trained scholars and professionals serve as adjunct faculty.
Our Academic Programs
Our more than 60 graduate programs offer comprehensive professional education in the areas of applied psychology, art, communication, education, health, and music. All programs bridge theory and practice and place practical educationin locations throughout New York City through internships, fieldwork, student teaching, or clinical practicaat the center of our students' learning. Our School's involvement with New York City greatly enriches the educational experiences of our students.
NYU Steinhardt offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate/advanced professional courses and precollege programs in convenient formats each summer to fit your busy schedule and help you get ahead. Courses in three- to six-week accelerated formats are complemented by a series of special credit and noncredit workshops and institutes (both residential and nonresidential). We also offer summer-start master’s degree programs through our Departments of Teaching and Learning and Art and Art Professions.
Graduate Study Abroad Programs
Each summer NYU Steinhardt offers over 15 graduate study abroad programs on four continents. Students may earn 6-12 credits in courses that range from a survey of Italian cuisine and the Mediterranean diet in Florence, Italy, to a study of media and globalization in Hong Kong and Beijing, China. Programs are open to both graduate studentsat NYU as well as other universitiesand to working professionals.
Members of the School’s faculty direct or participate in several unique research and service centers. These enterprises engage in work that spans the arts, communications, education, health, and policy arenas serving scholars, students, teachers, and leaders in education, government, and industry. The Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development receives nearly $25 million annually from government agencies, private foundations, and individual donors to fund research, field projects, scholarships and fellowships, and faculty positions. The centers include the Institute for Education and Social Policy; the Center for Research on Culture, Development, and Education; the Center for Research on Teaching and Learning; the Ruth Horowitz Center for Teacher Development; the Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education; the Child and Family Policy Center; the Institute for Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings, which houses the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and Immigration Studies at NYU; the Reading Recovery Program Northeast Regional Site; the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy Studies; the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies; the Institute for Human Development and Contextual Change; and the Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy. Eight distinct libraries at the University contain 4.9 million volumes.
Expenses and Aid
Tuition for the school year is $1,448 per credit, with nonrefundable registration and services fees of $399 for the first-term first credit; $412 for the second-term first credit; and $56 per credit thereafter. Estimated costs for books and supplies are $900 per year. There is a mandatory health insurance fee (waiver option available).
New York University offers a variety of on-campus housing opportunities, from shared studios to suites with single bedrooms. Housing costs for the school year range from $9,500 to $19,000. Optional meal plans, ranging from $1,900 to $4,800, are also available. The Off-Campus Housing Office can assist students in locating housing in the metropolitan area.
The School annually awards more than $7 million in financial assistance to new and continuing graduate students. Assistance is based on merit and need and is offered to both full-time and part-time students. Special merit- and need-based scholarships include the Deans’ Opportunity Scholarship, the Peace Corps Scholarship, the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Scholarship, the Health Professions Opportunity Scholarship, the Centennial Scholarship (for part-time students), the New York University Opportunity Fellowships, the Jonathan Levin Urban Education Scholarship, the Teach New York: NYC Partnership for Teacher Excellence Scholarship, the Steinhardt Fellowships for Doctoral Study, the Phyllis and Gerald LeBoff Fellowship in Media Ecology, the NYU Reynolds Fellowship Program in Social Entrepreneurship, and the Steinhardt Fellowship in Education and Jewish Studies. Graduate assistantships, teaching assistantships, research assistantships, resident assistantships, federally insured loans, and student employment are also available.
How to Apply
Applicants for degree programs must meet Schoolwide admissions criteria. Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores are required for doctoral and Master of Public Health applicants only (M.P.H. applicants may substitute scores from the MCAT exam). The fall deadline is February 1 for most master’s applications and December 15 for most doctoral applications. The deadline for the Fast-Track M.A. programs in teacher education is January 5 and the Three-Summer M.A. in Studio Art program is March 1. Several programs also accept master’s students for the spring term; the application deadline is November 1. The Doctor of Physical Therapy has a December 1 application deadline for summer matriculation. Additional departmental application materials may also be required. The TOEFL is required for all nonnative speakers of English.
Who to Contact
Office of Graduate Admissions
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
New York University
82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10003-6680
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