Financing Graduate Education
Q. Where can I find information about academic policies?
A. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs addresses issues concerning academic policies and procedures. NYU’s anti-discrimination and harassment policy, and online access to the master’s thesis reader sheet, pass/fail form, and transfer credit form can be found on the Academic Policies and Procedures page and the NYU Office of Equal Opportunity website.
Q. What opportunities are there to explore my studies beyond academic coursework?
A. Master’s students interested in further developing their knowledge of a discipline may consider applying for academic or external fellowships. Fellowship programs can provide substantial support for diverse student interests. Fellowships differ in structure, application criteria, financial support offered, and selectivity. Some fellowship programs support international study and travel and others focus on specific areas of study.
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs guides students interested in academic fellowships administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Advisement and information about these fellowships is available from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Information about external fellowships not administered by GSAS can be found through the Master’s College or the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Additional information is available on the GSAS Fellowships page.
Q. Where can I find assistance with a writing assignment?
A. The Writing Center is part of NYU’s Expository Writing Program and is an invaluable resource for students seeking assistance with specific writing assignments. With a focus on one-on-one teaching and learning, the Writing Center helps master’s students become better writers. Students can work with consultants at every stage of the writing process, on any piece of writing except for exams.
Q. What resources exist for international students?
A. International students, who make up approximately 40% of the GSAS student body, are an integral part of GSAS. Information and assistance for international students is available through the Office of Global Services (OGS). OGS programs include job search techniques and interviewing workshops, the Graduate and Professional Skills Series, and resources for international families.
Q. What services are there for students with disabilities?
A. The GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs serves as a liaison to the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. The Moses Center helps students make a smooth transition to NYU by providing comprehensive services and programs for students with disabilities. The Moses Center also determines qualified disability status. Students can work with the Moses Center to obtain the appropriate accommodations and services, all of which are designed to encourage independence and self-advocacy backed by a comprehensive system of support. Any master’s students with disabilities or wanting to discuss a disability issue can visit the Moses Center’s website for more information.
FINANCING GRADUATE EDUCATION
Q. How do I finance my master’s education?
A. The Graduate School of Arts and Science offers financial support to master’s students through the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), direct funding to master’s programs, employee tuition remission and the Dean’s Travel Grants. Information about these programs and additional sources of financial support are available through the GSAS financial aid information page.
Q. Is there financial support to assist with travel and conference expenses?
A. The Dean's Student Travel Grant Program helps master’s students defray the cost of presenting their scholarly work at professional meetings and conferences. Please note that a limited number of awards are available. Visit the Travel Grant Application page for more information.
Q. Where can I find information about how to create a résumé, a cover letter, or how to prepare for an interview?
A. The Wasserman Center for Career Development offers career counseling, résumé and cover letter critiques, interview skills workshops, a Facebook information page, study space, recruitment resources (including several on- and off-campus interview programs and career fairs), and a technology lab to support master’s students’ career development efforts. The Wasserman Center maintains specialized services for master’s students and is available to all GSAS master’s students and alumnae/i.
Q. Where can I find information about non-profit or government careers?
A. The Wasserman Center offers helpful programs for students interested in these career paths, including the Government and Non-Profit Career Expo, which offers master’s students the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet government and public sector employers. Students should also take advantage of the resources available through the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City, the Reynolds Fellowship, and the New York Graduate Student Non-Profit Careers Fair.
Q. Are there jobs available for students on campus?
A. Yes, master’s students can learn about employment with the university through the Human Resources office, The Wasserman Center, and the Office of Residential Education.
Q. Where can I find information about GSAS student life and activities?
A. There are many ways to get involved with student life at GSAS. One way is through the GSAS Master's College events page. You can also "like" us on Facebook at GSAS Master's College - NYU or "follow" us on Twitter at NYU_GSAS_MA to hear about upcoming events first.
Q. How do I get information about child care and family life resources?
A. NYU offers support to parents and family care providers who are part of the university community. For information about child care support, education options, elder care resources and financial assistance please visit NYU Family Care.
Q. Where do I go if I am not feeling well or if I am feeling stressed?
A. The Student Health Center offers scheduled and walk-in Primary Care and Women's Health Services at either no cost or significantly reduced cost to all matriculated NYU students. In addition,Wellness, Short-term Counseling (talk therapy), and Crisis Services are available free of charge. The Wellness Exchange may be contacted at 212.443.9999.
Q. Does NYU have a gym?
A. The Jerome S. Coles Sports Center and Palladium Athletic Facility is one of several NYU athletic facilities available to students. Both offer fun, low cost classes, intramural sports opportunities, swimming pools, and a wealth of wellness and fitness resources.
Q. Does NYU provide information about housing?
A. Yes, GSAS and NYU offer many resources to assist students with this decision including the Off Campus Housing Office and the NYU Department of Housing. In addition, the GSAS Master’s College can answer questions about NYU graduate student housing for admitted master’s students. Visit GSAS Living in New York City for guides to living in New York City and information about on- and off-campus housing opportunities.
Q. How can I connect with students from other schools and disciplines?
A. Graduate Student Life exists to serve the needs of all graduate and professional school students at NYU. Programs like Graduate Welcome Week and graduate socials are organized by Graduate Student Life and specifically target improving the academic and personal experience of master’s students.
Q. Are there services for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender students at NYU?
A. The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Student Services at New York University helps create an inclusive campus environment that supports diversity of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
Q. Is there a place to connect with other students of color on campus or other students who are interested in exploring diversity issues?
A. The Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, known as The Center, offers educational programs and initiatives focused on diversity and social justice.
Q. Where can I go to explore my spiritual life on campus?
A. The NYU Center for Spiritual Life is a multi-faith initiative that fosters a community of scholars who support religious expression, leadership, integrity, mutual respect and open dialogue.