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NYU Washington, DC Academic Center

The NYU Washington, DC academic center provides a base for faculty research, undergraduate and graduate education, and internships and allows for concentrated study and research in an array of subjects, including: Politics, Journalism, Environmental Studies, History, Economics, Public Policy, and the College Core Curriculum. The student experience is enhanced by access to Washington’s distinctive intellectual, political, and cultural life.

Up to 150 students will study under the guidance of world-class faculty at the center each semester, pairing course work with internships offered by the wealth of nonprofits, government agencies, and corporations that are headquartered in Washington, DC. A history major, for example, could take a course on colonial American history while interning at the National Museum of the American Indian.

The curriculum of a standard semester at NYU Washington, DC consists of core seminars, internship seminars, and electives from each of the participating departments. The courses are taught by visiting NYU faculty as well as by faculty recruited from other universities and intellectual and cultural institutions.

Courses Centered on Global Affairs and Public Service

History of US Foreign Relations

Washington DC is a location and a mindset, an industry and a symbol. Hollywood’s depiction of events in the nation’s capital provides a lens through which to examine the changing understandings of politics in America...

The Politics of Public Policy

This course is a gateway into the complex process of public policymaking, involving political and moral choices, along with analytic, administrative, historical, social and even psychological aspects...

DC Panel

American Political Practice and Leadership  

CAS Politics majors have a unique opportunity to be recognized for coursework and on-the-job training in American politics through the track in American Political Practice and Leadership. The requirements include at least one semester of study away at NYU Washington, DC, where students complete a supervised internship with a domestic policy focus, as well as successful completion of introductory and upper-division courses in American politics offered both in New York and in Washington, DC. More details can be found here.


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Academic areas offered Spring 2016:

  • Business (Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems)
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • College Core Curriculum: Expressive Culture
  • Gallatin
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Liberal Studies/Global Liberal Studies
  • Metropolitan Studies
  • Politics
  • Public Policy

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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority: February 15

Regular: March 15

Applications received after March 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.

Course Language: English

Student Body: 95 students for spring 2016 term, enrollment expected to grow to over 100

Currency: US Dollar


Student Housing: Most students reside within doubles in a residence hall; a limited number of singles are available

Meals: Students have access to kitchens with pots and pans within their suites

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