Graduate Application Instructions
- How to Apply
- Step 1: Research.
- Step 2: Create an application account.
- Step 3: Complete your online application.
- Step 4: Submit your online application.
- Step 5: Submit your remaining application materials.
Applications to master's, doctoral, and advanced certificate programs are handled by the Office of Graduate Admissions. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university. International candidates who hold the equivalent of an U.S.bachelor's degree are also encouraged to apply. International candidates who do not have the equivalent of a bachelor's but who hold an artist diploma are welcome to apply to the music performance, music theory, or composition programs.
Degree candidates must submit an application using our online system only. A paper-based application is no longer available.
Nondegree/special student applications must be submitted in paper form. To learn more about how to apply and download the application visit our application page.
Our application process is self-managed andthe applicant is responsible for ensuring the Office of Graduate Admissions receives all required materials by the stated deadline. Due to high volume we are unable to confirm receipt of mailed in materials.
Although you may apply to more than one school at New York University, you may submit only one application to NYU Steinhardt; multiple applications will not be processed.
Gather as much information as you can about the major/academic plan you are interested in.
- Visit our Graduate Application Guide for a comprehensive listing of the application requirements and deadlines for your major/academic plan.
- Visit our financial aid website for more information about scholarships, the application process, eligibility requirements, and deadlines.
- Attend a recruitment event or an on-campus Information Sessions for your program.
Once you are ready to apply to one of our programs, click on the "Apply Now Online Graduate" link.
New User? To begin working on your application, you must first create a free account with our online application vendor, Embark. Click on the "Create an Account" button and follow the prompts.
Returning Embark User? You can use your login information (email address and password) to access your application. If you started an application in a previous year, any materials posted or recommendations received will NOT be carried over to the current year's application. You must resubmit all materials.
Fill in and upload all requested information on the application.
You can apply to ONLY ONE program at NYU Steinhardt.
Once your online application is complete, you must click the SUBMIT button. You will be prompted to pay the application fee by major credit card and will receive a confirmation screen as well as a confirmation email. We ask you print out the confirmation screen and email for your records. If you do not receive the confirmation screen and confirmation email, your application has not been submitted.
Online applications must be received by 12:00am EST on or before the stated deadline.
If any materials need to be mailed to our office mail the materials under one mailing using the Document Cover Sheet. Items received without a Document Cover Sheet take longer to process and match to your application.
Please do not mail your materials in binders or folders.
If your program of interest requires standardized test scores, you must request your official scores be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions from ETS. Our institution code is 2556. A department code is not required.
Materials must be received by, not postmarked, by the appropriate deadline. Only completed applications will be considered and reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
Please check the online system to confirm you successfully submitted your application.
Due to the volume of applications and related materials received the Office of Graduate admissions will only contact you if your application was successfully submitted and is deemed incomplete because of missing required materials. Otherwise you will hear from us when the Admissions Committee has made a decision, which can take approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the stated deadline. Most communications from our Office is via email.