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
    GSAS Spring Orientation
    The Graduate School of Arts and Science welcomes the incoming class of spring 2016 with an orientation event on January 22, 2016. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the GSAS community in person at the GSAS Spring Orientation. Meet representatives from the Graduate School of Arts and Science; current GSAS students; representatives from Graduate Enrollment Services; the Master's College; the Office of Academic and Student Affairs; and the Wasserman Center for Career Development. This event will connect you to the offices outside of your academic department that will support you throughout your time here at the Graduate School and give you a chance to connect with students as the semester begins. Orientation will be followed by a social event hosted by the GSAS Master's College Program Board. We hope you will join us for all the fun and useful events scheduled for January 22.

    To RSVP, send an email with your name, the name of the department you are joining, and the name of this event to

    We are looking forward to meeting you!

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    GSAS Master's College presents
    GSAS Master's College 2016 Spring Fling
    Join the Master's College Program Board to toast the beginning of the 2016 spring semester in style. You can expect drinks, appetizers and the good times that can only come with a Master's College event. Come enjoy a great time.

    Threesis applications will be available on site and we will be accepting completed applications as well. If you would like to get your application ahead of time, send your request by email to

    Friday, January 22
    To RSVP, send an email with your name and the name of this event to

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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