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.

    Friday, August 26, 2016
    RSVP for meet-up location
    This is an all day event

    To join the event and get the meetup location, email with your name, your department, 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 summer Sunday.

    This fun event gives you a chance to get something for your new NYC apartment while making some new friends. The Program Board will meet on campus and travel together by subway and ferry to see the city from one of the most beautiful perspectives: out on the water! Once in Brooklyn, you'll shop for those little things that make your new apartment feel like home, followed by a Swedish lunch at IKEA, compliments of your buddies on the board!

    Sunday, September 4
    RSVP for meet-up location

    To RSVP for this event, email with your name, department, 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
    The Lightning Challenge: Master’s/Professional Students
    Inspired by the GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge, the Lightning Challenge: Master’s/Professional Students showcases the academic and creative excellence of NYU’s master’s and professional students, challenging them to impart the significance of their academic research or creative projects to a general audience with engaging and exciting presentations limited to just three minutes.