Whether students are beginning their undergraduate education and pursuing a strong liberal arts foundation or seeking an advanced degree with a professional focus, the University's schools and colleges adhere to the highest standard of academic enterprise and innovation. A leading research institution and Global Network University, NYU is working towards becoming the future of idea capital. As such, the University's schools, colleges, and degree-granting campuses offer a diverse spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and specialized degree programs. Browse the descriptions of the schools and colleges below for a brief introduction to the kinds of programs that are offered, and access their websites for more details on courses, paths of study, missions and visions.
Arts & Science consists of the College of Arts & Science, the Graduate School of Arts & Science, and the Liberal Studies. The College offers the B.A. and the B.S. degrees in a wide range of programs in the humanities, science, social sciences, and foreign languages and literatures. The Graduate School offers the degrees of M.A., M.S., M.F.A., and Ph.D. in most areas of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Several advanced certificate programs are offered. Both schools jointly offer a B.A./M.A. in several disciplines. The program in Liberal Studies offers a Global Liberal Studies B.A. degree.
The College of Dentistry offers a predoctoral program leading to the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, as well as advanced education programs in the dental specialties and an allied health program in dental hygiene. The College offers B.S., M.A., A.A.S., and Ph.D. degree programs.
The College of Nursing (NYUCN) offers a Bachelor of Science Degree with the major in Nursing; Master of Science and Post-Masters Advanced Certificate Programs; a Doctor of Philosophy in Research Theory and Development and a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. The NYUCN, advancing humane and quality health care for a global society, is the strategic choice for nursing education in the 21st century.
The Courant Institute comprises New York University's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and a variety of sponsored research activities. The Institute offers Master of Science and Ph.D. programs in both mathematics and computer science. The Courant Institute is also responsible for New York University's undergraduate programs in computer science and mathematics.
The Gallatin School of Individualized Study offers Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in individualized programs of study. Gallatin provides an innovative and student-centered liberal arts education in which students create and hone their own plans of study under the mentorship of faculty advisers.
The Institute of Fine Arts is dedicated to graduate teaching and advanced research in the history of art, archaeology, and the conservation and technology of works of art. The Institute offers the degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy, the Advanced Certificate in Conservation of Works of Art for those M.A. students choosing to specialize in Conservation, and the Certificate in Curatorial Studies issued jointly with the Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of the Ph.D. program.
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is a center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, intended to cultivate comparative and connective investigations of the ancient world. It will feature doctoral and postdoctoral programs, with the aim of training a new generation of scholars who will enter the global academic community and become intellectual leaders.
The Leonard N. Stern School of Business offers B.S., M.B.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Students may specialize in accounting; economics; finance; information systems; international business; management; marketing; operations management; statistics; and actuarial science. Enrollment in the graduate program may be full or part time.
The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering is located in neighboring downtown Brooklyn. The School of Engineering is one of the nation's most comprehensive institutions of engineering, applied science, and technology—and is the second oldest in the United States. Students may directly enroll or explore our dual degree program in science and engineering jointly offered through the College of Arts and Science.
The Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers curricula covering domestic and international issues including nonprofit management, financial management, public policy analysis, urban public policy studies, urban planning, and health policy and management. Masters and doctoral degree programs are offered on both full-time and part-time bases. The Advanced Professional Certificate Programs and the Master of Science in Management Program offer career development opportunities for experienced professionals.
The School of Professional Studies (SPS) captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally: Real Estate (through the Schack Institute); Hospitality, Tourism, Sports Management (through the Preston Robert Tisch Center); Global Affairs; Philanthropy; Communications Media, Publishing, Digital Arts, Design; Business, Marketing, Finance; and the Liberal and Allied Arts, among others. Vibrant professional and academic networks attract full-time undergraduate and graduate students immersed in university life, working professionals in 14 graduate programs, motivated adults earning undergraduate degrees (through the Paul McGhee Division), and New Yorkers of all backgrounds enrolled in 4,000 continuing education courses, certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually.
The School of Law is one of the oldest law schools in the United States. It offers a comprehensive first professional program leading to the degree of Juris Doctor and a graduate curriculum leading to the degrees of Master of Laws, Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, and Doctor of Juridical Science.
The NYU School of Medicine and Post-Graduate Medical School offers the Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees and courses for accreditation designed to meet the needs of physician-scientists and physicians in practice. The School is renowned for the excellence of its basic and clinical science enterprises as well as its clinical care through its family group practices.
The Silver School of Social Work provides a rich environment for the education of professional social workers, offering programs at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level. The School also serves as a major postgraduate training center for hundreds of practitioners in the New York region. Through its research centers and other projects, the School is a key source of scholarly research and publications directed at improving the practice of social work, evaluating social service and mental health programs, and developing new alternatives for meeting the needs of under-served populations.
NYU Steinhardt offers undergraduate, master's, advanced certificate, and doctoral degree programs in applied psychology, the visual and performing arts and arts professions, education, health, and media. Undergraduate programs combine inquiry in the liberal arts and sciences, mastery of a specific field of study, global study, and applied learning, internship, and other fieldwork experiences. Graduate programs range from those that emphasize advanced research and scholarship to those that prepare students for advanced professional practice and leadership. Many graduate programs are interdisciplinary and include unique opportunities for global learning and research.
The Tisch School of the Arts offers the B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A., M.P.S., M.A. (moving image archiving and preservation), and, through the Graduate School of Arts and Science, the M.A. (performance studies or cinema studies) and Ph.D degrees. Departments and programs offering professional training are acting, dance, design, drama, performance studies, film and television, cinema studies, photography and imaging, dramatic writing, musical theatre writing, recorded music, and interactive telecommunications.
As of January 1, 2014, the Polytechnic School of Engineering is NYU's new school of engineering, technology, and applied sciences. It is the result of a completed merger between New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly).
NYU Abu Dhabi consists of a highly selective liberal arts and science college (including engineering), and a world center for advanced research and scholarship – all fully integrated with each other and connected to NYU in New York. The New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai campuses form the backbone with faculty and students from each campus spending "semesters away" at one or more of the numerous study abroad sites NYU maintains on five continents.
NYU Shanghai students spend at least five semesters in Shanghai and at least one semester elsewhere in NYU's global network. Students study with superb teachers who nurture their capacity for original, rigorous, and critical thinking, and with diverse and intellectually gifted classmates. They pursue a liberal education in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics. They master the skills of cross-cultural effectiveness in a community where half are from China and half are from other lands. They reflect upon the role that great cities play in human progress, and upon the interdependent relationship between China and the rest of the world.
NYU offers hundreds of unique opportunities to study with specialized centers or institutes. Some of those centers or institutes will also offer degrees for academic studies and are highlighted here.