GSAS provides information and access to many resources that help prospective students explore the many master’s programs offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Science, navigate the admissions and application process, and identify resources available to NYU students.
GSAS Master’s Programs
Review the departmental websites for detailed information about the master's degree programs offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Science. After consulting the program web page, you are encouraged to contact the program, Graduate Enrollment Services (GES) or the Master’s College with questions.
Library and Information Science Dual-Degree Program
GSAS and LIU’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science offer a dual-degree program leading to an Arts and Science master’s degree and a master’s in library science. Dual-degree master’s students are also eligible for significant grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Scholarship.
Applying to Master’s Degree Programs
Application Resource Center
The GSAS Application Resource Center provides extensive assistance to prospective master’s students in their application process. Additional advisement and support is available from the Master’s College and Graduate Enrollment Services (GES). Information and assistance regarding the application process for international students is available through GES and the Office of Global Services.
Financing Master’s Education
Master’s students cover the costs of graduate education in diverse ways. Many students draw from a variety of sources of financial support. Among the sources of financial assistance offered through GSAS are the Tuition Incentive Program, the CAS/GSAS Tuition Program, direct funding to master’s programs, and employee tuition remission. In addition, the University Financial Aid office and the Master’s College offer many helpful resources.
For master’s students seeking to further their graduate studies through experiential activities and special programs, academic fellowships and external fellowships such as the Fulbright Fellowship and the Reynolds Fellowship Program in Social Entrepreneurship provide another source of financial support.
Housing and Living in New York City
Living in New York City can be very exciting because of the incredible cultural, scholarly, professional, and social opportunities available. To make the most of the New York City graduate school experience, prospective master’s students are encouraged to consider carefully the wide array of housing options before choosing the offering most suitable to their needs and those of their families. As housing in New York City and its nearby suburbs is expensive and graduate school can demand a significant time commitment, making a decision about where to live may mean weighing several competing considerations.
GSAS and NYU offer many resources to assist students with this decision, including the Off Campus Housing Office and the NYU Department of Housing. In addition, the GSAS Master’s College can answer questions about NYU graduate student housing for admitted master’s students.
Community Life and Resources
A significant part of deciding if a master’s program is suitable is determining if the resources of the institution support a prospective student’s specific needs. Resources available to GSAS master’s students include the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, the Center of Multicultural Education, the University Division of Student Affairs, the Henry and Lucy Moses Center for Students with Disabilities and services for international students.
In addition to GSAS- and NYU-related sources of information and support, other resources that may prove helpful include:
Council of Graduate Schools
Graduate School and You
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
NYU CAS Graduate / Professional School Guide
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Program