As a leading research institution and a Global Network University, NYU assigns the highest standard of academic excellence to its graduate programs. Professors, instructors and other faculty are drawn from the top of their fields and are often working professionals, fostering not only superlative academic enterprise, but providing practical experience that is invaluable education for students. The goal of graduate education at the University is to create a learning environment that cultivates creativity and scholarship, requiring commitment to excellence not only from students, but from faculty, staff and the administration as well. Graduate study is rooted in tradition—the Graduate School of Arts & Science granted the second earned doctorate in the United States–but is built around innovation and research. Graduate education at NYU is about the future: the future of our ideas and the next generation of scholars, thinkers and leaders.
The University's Washington Square center, New York City campus and global presence allow for the combination of real-world learning and academic theory. Our graduate programs attract working professionals enhancing their careers through higher learning. Graduate students intern and garner practical work experience at the nation's leading businesses, institutions and organizations in one of the most vibrant, successful and enriching cities in the world. Just as the professional world, research and academics connect for a comprehensive graduate education, the global and local intersect in New York City in an unparalleled fashion.