Our long-term commitment to students begins with their acceptance into one of our graduate programs. More than ever, a graduate education is a significant investment in one's future. We are concerned both with attracting students, as well as helping to ensure they have the financial resources to complete their graduate study.
The Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) offers an extensive program of funding support. Funding decisions, based solely on merit, are made by the departments with the Dean's review.
Funding for most GSAS doctoral students includes a multi-year, full-funding support package through the MacCracken Program. The MacCracken package includes a full-tuition scholarship, a generous and competitive stipend, a Dean's Supplementary Fellowship Grant for start-up educational costs, remission of fees, and student health insurance coverage. In addition to financial support, students have the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience.
Master's students should contact the director of graduate studies in their department or program to see if scholarship funding or adjunct positions are available. Master's students who receive competitive fellowships from external agencies may be eligible to apply for matching tuition awards through the Graduate School's Tuition Incentive Program (TIP). Most external fellowship application deadlines are due in the fall, and funding begins the following fall. If you are interested in securing an external scholarship or fellowship for tuition funding be sure to apply at the same time you are applying for your graduate program. Please visit the TIP section on our website for details, which includes a list of organizations that have funded our students in the past. The TIP application is due by August 31 each year.
The Graduate School encourages applications from individuals who come from diverse backgrounds and whose academic and research experience and plans will contribute significantly to diversity and academic excellence at the Graduate School. Our Diversity and Access Funding Programs provide a limited number of awards to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who apply for fall admission to many of our master’s and doctoral programs.
Students admitted to GSAS can search for on and off campus employment, including federal work-study positions and internships, through our Wasserman Center for Career Development. Students can learn about Resident Assistantships opportunities through the Office of Resident Life and Housing Services. Please note that incoming graduate students can apply for a position only after they have completed one semester at NYU.