Dean's Message

Anna Harvey, Interim Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science

Thank you for your interest in the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Attracted by NYU’s superb faculty and the opportunity to study in one of the world’s great cities, our applicants come from all 50 states and more than 130 countries.

At GSAS, we are devoted to creating an environment in which this wonderfully diverse group of graduate students can thrive, academically and socially. While collaborating with faculty to oversee all aspects of academic programming, we work to make sure that students have access to the academic resources they need to excel at their studies and in their research. We also organize social events and networking opportunities to enrich students’ experiences outside their academic programs. To get a sense of student life at GSAS, please visit

Nearly every day I hear of another extraordinary accomplishment by a GSAS student or graduate. Our alumni hold leadership positions in universities and colleges, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and cultural institutions around the world. Learn more about our graduates at

I look forward to seeing you in New York. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Graduate Enrollment Services at  

Best wishes,

Anna Harvey
Interim Dean

About the GSAS Dean:

Interim Dean Harvey is Professor of Politics at NYU. She received her Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University in 1995, joining NYU in the same year. She is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books, including Votes Without Leverage: Women in American Electoral Politics, 1920-1970 (Cambridge University Press, 1998), and A Mere Machine: The Supreme Court, Congress, and American Democracy (Yale University Press, 2013). Her current research is concerned with the institutional determinants of income inequality. Professor Harvey was appointed Interim Dean of the Graduate School in July 2015, after serving as Chair of the Department of Politics.