Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content
Home | Graduation | Graduation Honors

Graduation Honors

Students with a record of exceptional achievement over the duration of their degree program may be recognized with an honors designation upon graduation. Each school establishes its own criteria to determine graduation honors. Not all schools award graduation honors. Please consult the school bulletin for complete descriptions.

The graduation honors listed below are noted on the eligible graduate's record and diploma. Other honors and awards may be bestowed by the university or individual schools upon graduation, but they are not posted on the graduate's record or diploma. Please consult the school bulletin for description of such awards.

Latin Honors

Click here for the current Latin Honors policy

 

Departmental Honors

College of Arts and Science

Departmental honors candidates are nominated by the department. Nominated candidates must have a cumulative and major GPA of at least 3.65 to be awarded departmental honors. All courses taken from the major course listing are used to compute the honors major average.

Departments require the completion either of a special honors track or of honors sections in particular courses, as well as the submission of an honors thesis or project. They may also have more stringent GPA requirements than the minimums listed above. Refer to specific departmental honors requirements in the school bulletin.

College of Dentistry - Undergraduate

A dental hygiene student graduating with a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher will receive a degree "with honors".

School of Professional Studies - Undergraduate

The McGhee Division Bachelor programs nominate students for departmental honors based on scholarship demonstrated in Senior Projects.

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development - Undergraduate

Students in the Department of Media, Culture & Communication may be nominated for departmental honors by meeting the following criteria:

  • Grade of A in MCC-UE 1210 and MCC-UE 1000
  • Minimum GPA, cumulative & major, of 3.75

Students in the Department of Teaching and Learning may be nominated for departmental honors by meeting the following criteria:

  • Grade of A in TCHL-UE 1090 and TCHL-UE 1091
  • Minimum GPA, cumulative & major, of 3.75

Students in the Department of Applied Psychology may be nominated for departmental honors by meeting the following criteria:

  • Grade of A- in APSY-UE 1124 and APSY-UE 1125
  • Grade of A in APSY-UE 1995 and APSY-UE 1996
  • Minimum GPA, cumulative & major, of 3.5

Tisch School of the Arts - Undergraduate

Departmental honors are awarded to degree recipients who have met the following criteria:

Department of Film and TV 3.65 cumulative GPA
Dance Program Top 10% of graduating class with a minimum GPA of 3.5
All Other Departments 3.5 cumulative GPA

Recipients must have taken at least 60 points at NYU in which the letter grades A through D were received.

 

Graduate & Professional Level Honors

School of Professional Studies - Graduate

The school awards the Master degree "with distinction" to students in the top 10% of their graduating class and who have a minimum grade point average of 3.8. MA and MS recipients are treated as one pool.

Leonard N. Stern School of Business - Graduate

The School awards the M.B.A. and M.S. degrees "with distinction" to students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class.

School of Law

Please refer to the Academic Policies Guide available at Academic Services.