- What degree programs can I find in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences?
The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers several Advanced Certificate, Masters, and Doctoral degree programs. Students may pursue Masters Degrees in Applied Statistics for Social Science Research, Education and Jewish Studies, Education and Social Policy, History of Education, International Education, and Sociology of Education. The department also has PhD programs in Education and Jewish Studies,History of Education, International Education, and Sociology of Education. In addition, we offer an Advanced Certificate in International Education, and a dual MA program in Education and Jewish Studies with the Hebrew and Judaic Studies program
The department also has an undergraduate minor in Global and Urban Education Studies.
- How do I get an application?
Applicants must apply using the online application available on the Office of Admissions website.
- When do I need to apply to one of your programs?
Applications for spring admissions are due October 1st.Applications for fall admissions are due February 1st. Please note that not all MA programs offer a spring start date.
Applications for entry into the PhD program are due December 1st.
To find more program-specific admissions information, please visit the Graduate Application Guide on the Office of Admissions website. Applicants should fill out their FAFSA by by February 1 for fall/summer enrollment or October 1 for spring enrollment. Do not wait to be accepted. To fill out your FAFSA, and to find updated deadlines, visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.
- Can I apply to more than one program?
Not within NYU Steinhardt. 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.
- How can I take courses as a non-matriculated student?
Non-matriculated special students who possess a bachelor’s degree are welcome, with the approval of the Office of Graduate Admissions, to take graduate level courses in NYU Steinhardt.
To apply for admission as a non-matriculated special student, please complete a Non-Matriculated Special Student Application available here or from the Office of Graduate Admissions, Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor, 212-998-5030, firstname.lastname@example.org. You should also contact the instructor of the course you’re interested in, in order to get permission to enroll in their class.
- Are there different admissions requirements for international students?
Yes, for applicants whose native language is not English and who did not receive a bachelor's degree at an English-speaking college or university, the TOEFL is mandatory. That is in addition to the standard application requirements.Click here to read the Special Instructions for International Applicants.
- Does NYU offer financial aid?
NYU and The Steinhardt School of Education have generous programs to help students financially. Click here to visit our graduate admissions Web site for more information.
- I’ve been out of school for a while. Do I still need letters of recommendation from a professor?
We encourage students who have been out of school for some time to provide two letters of recommendation from individuals who can comment on your maturity, intellectual potential and motivation.
- Is housing available on or near the NYU campus?
New York University offers students a variety of housing opportunities through the Office of Housing and Residence Education and the Off-Campus Housing Office. For more information, visit the Office of Housing and Residence Education's website.
- Is summer housing available?
NYU does make summer housing available to students. For more information about this, visit the Summer Housing Office's website.
- Who should I contact to find out more information?
If you have any questions about the various degree programs in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, please contact Lucy Frazier, at email@example.com, or call 212-992-9475.
For specific FAQ about our various degree programs, please visit the following links:
- Applied Statistics in Social Science Research FAQ
- Education and Jewish Studies FAQ
- Education and Social Policy Current Student FAQ
- Education and Social Policy Prospective Student FAQ
- Interdepartmental Research Studies FAQ
- International Education Current Student FAQ
- International Education Prospective Student FAQ
- Sociology of Education FAQ