Q. Where can I find information about academic policies?
A. The Office of Academic and Student Affairs addresses issues concerning academic policies and procedures. NYU’s anti-discrimination and harassment policy, and online access to the master’s thesis reader sheet, pass/fail form, and transfer credit form can be found on the Academic Policies and Procedures page and the NYU Office of Equal Opportunity website.
Q. What opportunities are there to explore my studies beyond academic coursework?
A. Master’s students interested in further developing their knowledge of a discipline may consider applying for academic or external fellowships. Fellowship programs can provide substantial support for diverse student interests. Fellowships differ in structure, application criteria, financial support offered, and selectivity. Some fellowship programs support international study and travel and others focus on specific areas of study.
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs guides students interested in academic fellowships administered by the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Advisement and information about these fellowships is available from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Information about external fellowships not administered by GSAS can be found through the Master’s College or the Office of Academic and Student Affairs. Additional information is available on the GSAS Fellowships page.
Q. Where can I find assistance with a writing assignment?
A. The Writing Center is part of NYU’s Expository Writing Program and is an invaluable resource for students seeking assistance with specific writing assignments. With a focus on one-on-one teaching and learning, the Writing Center helps master’s students become better writers. Students can work with consultants at every stage of the writing process, on any piece of writing except for exams.
Q. What resources exist for international students?
A. International students, who make up approximately 40% of the GSAS student body, are an integral part of GSAS. Information and assistance for international students is available through the Office of Global Services (OGS). OGS programs include job search techniques and interviewing workshops, the Graduate and Professional Skills Series, and resources for international families.
Q. What services are there for students with disabilities?
A. The GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs serves as a liaison to the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. The Moses Center helps students make a smooth transition to NYU by providing comprehensive services and programs for students with disabilities. The Moses Center also determines qualified disability status. Students can work with the Moses Center to obtain the appropriate accommodations and services, all of which are designed to encourage independence and self-advocacy backed by a comprehensive system of support. Any master’s students with disabilities or wanting to discuss a disability issue can visit the Moses Center’s website for more information.