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
    2016 GSAS July Welcome New Students Event
    Welcome, New Students!

    You are invited to attend one of our welcome sessions for accepted master’s students. This event will offer you the chance to:

    -Get acquainted with NYU and New York City
    -Hear from current GSAS master’s students
    -Go on a campus tour
    -Pick up your NYU ID card
    -Learn about off-campus housing options
    -Get connected with the Wasserman Center for Career Development
    -Meet with your academic department

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

    We look forward to meeting you!
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    GSAS Master's College presents
    GSAS Master's College 2016 July Summer Happy Hour
    The fun keeps going with the GSAS Master's College Program Board.

    We're going back for more at local spot Amity Hall for drinks and food. Come and join the fun for this hot summer event!

    Friday, July 15
    Amity Hall
    80 W 3rd St
    New York, NY 10012
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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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.

    All students who will be enrolled in an NYU master’s or professional degree program in September 2016 are eligible for the Challenge and invited to apply. The deadline to apply is Monday, August 15.

    Learn more about how to apply for the Lightning Challenge.