The Master's College

To get a great idea of the robust offerings presented by the Master's College and the Program Board, click here to see events in the arenas of academic, professional development, cultural, and the purely social.

The Graduate School of Arts and Science’s Master's College provides access to information, advisement, and resources for prospective and current master's students as they focus on their scholarly, professional, and personal development. Founded by Dean Emeritus Catharine R. Stimpson in 2007, the Master’s College is an innovative initiative in higher education which demonstrates our commitment and dedication to master’s education and students. We work with NYU campus-wide offices and GSAS academic departments and programs to provide the highest quality master’s education. We host a variety of academic events, including thesis competitions, career-planning seminars, and grant-writing workshops. The Master's College also plans social events to give students a chance to meet colleagues from other departments in a convivial and welcoming atmosphere.

The Master's College recruits students to participate on the Master's College Program Board, a group of current master's students from diverse backgrounds who create, plan, and host events for their fellow students. Its mission is to enhance the educational experience of GSAS master's students by providing activities that build a sense of unity across the NYU global community.

Upcoming Events

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    GSAS Master's College presents
    The GSAS Master's College Program Board Goes to the US Open Qualifying Rounds
    Tennis anyone? There are few events more associated with life in NYC than the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Join your friends on the GSAS Master's College Program Board at our welcome week tradition. We're heading to the Qualifying Rounds of the U.S. Open as a free meet up so you can get some "only in NY" experience as you get ready to start the school year. Come root for those trying to win their way into the competition.

    We'll be meeting on campus and traveling together to Queens. Bring your metro card and something to eat as this event will run all day long.

    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    RSVP for meetup location
    This is an all day event

    Please note: this event is currently at capacity. To join the event and get the meetup location, email with your name and the name of this event.

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    GSAS Master's College presents
    GSAS Fall 2015 Orientation
    Mark your calendar for this upcoming orientation program for incoming GSAS master's students. Newly admitted students will receive an email invitation that will contain information about the registration process and the Orientation program. Online registration will open on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

    You can find more information on this event on the Fall 2015 Orientation webpage:
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    GSAS Master's College presents
    GSAS Master's Seminar Series - Research Methods with the Library
    It's that time of year, time to brush off the cobwebs and get serious about research.

    Participate in a seminar with a panel of talented subject librarians representing the three disciplines of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Every field has its specialized methods and practices. Come discuss how to achieve the highest quality research in your field. Bring a topic you're working on or come to discuss general practices.

    Friday, September 11, 2015
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    The Grad Commons in the Silver Center, 31 Washington Place

    To RSVP, send an email to with your name and the name of this event.
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    The GSAS Master's College Program Board presents
    The GSAS Master's College Program Board Ikea Outing - Get Your Apartment Feeling Like Home
    The GSAS Master's College Program Board is leading their annual outing to Brooklyn's Ikea on what will be a beautiful late summer Saturday.

    Join this fun event and have a chance to get something for your new NYC apartment while making some new friends and enjoying a free lunch with your new buds. We'll meet on campus and travel together by subway then ferry to see the city from one of the most beautiful perspectives, out on the water. Once we're in Brooklyn, we'll shop for those things that make your new apartment feel like home followed by a Swedish lunch at Ikea compliments of your buddies on the board.

    Saturday, September 12
    RSVP for the meetup point
    This is an all day event

    To RSVP and find out the meeting point on campus, send an email to with your name and the name of this event. This event is an all day affair--bring your Metrocard and your shopping list!

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    GSAS Master's College presents
    GSAS 2015 Fall Soiree
    Join the GSAS Master's College, the Master's College Program Board and the Master's College Alumni Association as we raise a glass to the academic year. Overlooking Washington Square Park and the Empire State Building enjoy a wine and cheese soiree with your friends and plan how you'll be taking on NYC this fall.

    Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center
    60 Washington Square South
    Friday, September 18
    7:00 - 8:30 pm

    To RSVP, send an email to with your name and the name of this event.