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 120 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. 

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.

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. See more details on the Wilf Family Department of Politics website.


Courses Centered on Global Affairs and Public Service

American Foreign Policy in the 20th Century

This course focuses on America's role in the world beginning with the Spanish-American War of 1898 and on through the end of the Cold War...

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...