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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    The Graduate School of Arts & Science presents
    Graduate Students of Color Dinner
    Join fellow graduate students to engage in informal conversations with faculty of color about their individual journeys and experiences in navigating academia and other professional arenas.

    Wednesday, February 17
    Kimmel Center for University Life, Room 406

    Space is limited so RSVP today to secure your spot:

  • New York University presents
    The 2016 All-University Games
    Come out on the evening of Tuesday, February 23 to support the GSAS team as they compete for the championship in the NYU All-University Games, an intramural athletic competition between teams representing the schools of NYU.

    Tuesday, February 23
    5:00 - 10:00 pm
    Chelsea Piers Sports Center
    60 Chelsea Piers
    (11th Ave at 19th St)
    New York, NY 10011

    You can join the GSAS team to help organize or compete by emailing with your name and department to let us know you want to participate.
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    GSAS Master's College presents
    2016 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge Finals
    ***The 2016 GSAS Threesis Challenge is now open for applications. Request an application by emailing***

    Come support master's education here at the Graduate School of Arts and Science through the fun and interactive GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge.

    This fun and exciting academic competition spotlights the spectacular scholarship of master's education in a supportive interdisciplinary environment. In three minutes or less and with the help of one slide, participants are challenged to discuss the work of their research in language accessible to a non-expert.

    Judges will award a first place prize of $1,000; a second place prize of $750; a third place prize of $500; and the audience will award the Audience Choice prize of $750.

    The Threesis Incentive Program allows departments and programs to encourage student participation and support their students by offering departmental rewards of at least $300 to students who make it to the final round. To find out more, please click here.

    Kimmel Center, 4th Floor
    Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
    Saturday, April 16

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    The GSAS Master's College presents
    2016 GSAS Master's College Program Board End of Semester Toast
    You've made it through another academic year with flying colors. Let's celebrate your success at our annual end of semester toast. Drink tickets, appetizers and all the friendly faces you've come to expect at a Program Board bash.

    Friday, May 6
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Amity Hall
    80 West 3rd Street
    New York, New York 10012

    Light up the night, Master's College style - to RSVP, send an email with your name, your department, and the name of this event to
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    The Master's College Alumni Association presents
    2016 GSAS Alumni Grad Toast
    The GSAS Master's College Alumni Association and the Arts and Science Office of Alumni Relations invite you to join the 2015 Master's Alumni Grad Toast. Reconnect with friends and fellow master's alumni while welcoming the graduating class to alumni life. Celebrate this festive time of year with us at a springtime wine and cheese event. You can see photos of this great event by clicking here.

    Friday, May 13
    6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Greenberg Lounge at the NYU Law School, Vanderbilt Hall
    40 Washington Square South
    New York, NY 10012.

    To RSVP, email with your name, your guest's name and the name of this event.

    Alumni and graduates are welcome to bring spouses, partners or friends to join in the celebration.

    We look forward to celebrating with you and raising a toast to the class of 2016--to all those graduating, congratulations and welcome to alumni life.