FAQ

What is the graduate admissions process?

PART I - Admissions Criteria. The graduate admissions process is designed to review the overall potential of applicants in order to determine which students will succeed in their studies and their careers. Decisions are based on the following:

  • prior academic performance
  • relevant course work completed
  • work experience (professional, internships, or volunteer)
  • statement of purpsoe
  • letters of recommendation
  • GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores (required for all doctoral programs and some master's programs)
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic scores (required for all applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive a bachelor's degree at an English-speaking college or university)

NYU Steinhardt accepts applications from candidates with a Bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university (or international equivalent) who are seeking advanced degrees in art, applied psychology, education, health, media, and music.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early. If you have any questions regarding graduate admissions, e-mail steinhardt.gradadmissions@nyu.edu or call 212 998 5030.

PART II - Admissions Review Process. Admissions review is conducted each spring for fall admission. Once a complete application is submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office, it will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. An application is considered complete and ready for review when all required materials are received in the Admissions Office.