Graduate Degree Programs

There are many opportunities for students enrolled in NYU's graduate and professional schools to gain an international experience. Schools and departments communicate these opportunities directly to students. The programs listed below require a period of enrollment in at least one of NYU's locations outside the US in order to complete the degree.

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The College of Global Public Health offers a master in public health degree in a one year program with study required outside the U.S.   

The Cross-Continental Master in Public Health is a full-time, one-year program that seeks to train a cohort of highly-motivated students to embrace the challenge of global public health through a practice-based, skills focused curriculum. The program is taught over three terms at three different global sites, including practice and field placement experience.

For more information visit the College of Global Public Health.  


The NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science grants the master of arts after the completion of the degree requirements in Florence, London, Madrid, and Paris.

  • Italian Studies at NYU Florence
  • Historical and Sustainable Architecture at NYU London
  • Spanish and Latin American Literatures at NYU Madrid
  • Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at NYU Madrid (in conjunction with NYU Steinhardt)
  • French Literature at NYU Paris
  • French Language and Civilization at NYU Paris
  • Teaching French as a Foreign Language at NYU Paris

NYU Florence

The Italian Studies Department offers a 12-month program in Italian Studies at NYU Florence that in addition to course work includes the possibility for internships and independent study as well as seminars and coursework at the Università di Firenze, the Istituto Italiano di Scienze Umane.

For additional information visit the Italian Studies Department.

NYU London

Sponsored by the Urban Design and Architecture Studies program of the Art History Department the M.A. program in Historical and Sustainable Architecture is offered in conjunction with The Sir John Soane Museum, the program operates within the framework of NYU London. In an era when the demolition of older buildings has been recognized, not just as a loss to the urban fabric but also as a major source of environmental pollution, retaining historic structures and using them for new purposes is increasingly desirable --and profitable.  This program explores innovative ways to reconcile real estate development with historical preservation and environmental protection by recycling existing structures.  The course of study combines academic training and research with experiential learning opportunities. 

For additional information visit the Art History Department

NYU Madrid

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers two unique graduate programs at NYU Madrid. The first is a one-year program leading to an M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Languages and Literatures. Students are admitted to enroll at NYU Madrid for the academic year with courses taught by distinguished NYU and Spanish university faculty, poets, writers, and filmmakers.

The second degree is a two year degree in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and TESOL offered jointly with the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. The first year is taught at NYU Madrid and the second year at Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning in New York.

For detailed information visit the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

NYU Paris

The Department of French offers five distinct programs at NYU Paris. The Master of Arts degree in French Literature is a one year program which culminates in the successful completion of the Master’s exam. The Master of Arts degree in French Language and Civilization is offered as a one year program that concludes with a Master’s essay. Our new collaborative two-year dual degree program combines the MA in French Language and Civilization and Advanced Certificate in Museum Studies. Students will spend their first year in Paris and the second in New York. This two-year, 48 credit interdisciplinary program, is open to students interested in developing expertise in French culture and society along with the theory and practice of museum work in two of the greatest museum cities of the world: Paris and New York. The fourth degree in Teaching French as a Foreign Language is a joint degree in conjunction with the Department of Teaching and Learning of the Steinhardt Graduate School of Education, leading to New York State initial certification as a teacher of French for grades 7–12. The M.A. in TFFL is a two-year degree program, with the first year spent in Paris, and the second year at the Steinhardt School in New York. Students interested in creative writing may pursue the MFA Writers Workshop in Paris. Over two years, students and faculty convene regularly in Paris for five intensive ten-day residency periods (held biannually in January and July). While in residency students participate in a vibrant community engaged in workshops, craft talks, lectures, individual conferences and manuscript consultations, a diverse series of readings, special events and professional development panels.

For more information visit the French Department.