Clinically Rich Integrated Science Program (CRISP), M.A.

Admissions and Financial Aid

We are no longer admitting students to this program. Please see our new Teacher Residency program, an MAT in Secondary Education that leads to eligibility for initial certification in teaching science to students in grades 7-12. 

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the full-time CRISP master's program, you must

  • have completed a bachelor's degree with a strong overall grade point average and a minimum 3.0 GPA in the content area of study: biology, chemistry, or physics
  • have completed a major in science in your undergraduate program or the equivalent of 30 units or credits in undergraduate or graduate coursework. 
  • have successfully completed study at the college level of a foreign language or American Sign Language
  • meet the liberal arts requirements for teacher certification in New York State

See the Graduate Application Guide for this program for specific application requirements and details on how to apply. 

Application Documents

Please submit, through our online application, the following to be considered for admission to CRISP:

  • Application (online only) 
  • Application Fee of $75 (payable by major credit card only)
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • One official copy of transcripts from all institutions attended or attending
  • Statement of Purpose

In addition to your general statement, please tell us about how you have been engaged in science in high school, college, or since graduation – in school, after school, or as a volunteer – and any special science awards or honors.

Selection of Teacher Residents

Eligible applicants are selected by a committee of NYU faculty in science and science education and liaisons from the three host schools on the basis of your:

  • academic record, with particular attention to coursework in science
  • engagement and achievements in science, such as Advanced Placement coursework, science awards, internships, and involvement in non-formal science activities
  • letters of recommendation
  • statement of purpose

Financial Aid

Applicants selected by the review committee will be invited to accept a CRISP Residency Fellowship. The Fellowship provides $30,000 in tuition scholarships from NYU Steinhardt, which covers approximately 55% of tuition (although international students are eligible to complete the academic program, they are not eligible to be offered a scholarship).

Educational expenses are assessed each semester and are based on the number of units or credits for which students register. The program of study lays out a sample semester-by-semester curriculum. In addition to tuition, students also pay registration and student services fees.

To be eligible for additional sources of aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We strongly urge all applicants to submit a FAFSA application by the filing deadline. Visit the Graduate Admissions financial aid site for detailed information on additional funding options.

Teaching Commitment

CRISP residents sign an agreement to make a good faith effort to secure a position as a science teacher in a New York State public school following graduation or refund the tuition assistance and stipend. A good faith effort includes, but is not limited to, applying for positions through the New York City Department of Education or the equivalent office of the school district in New York State which you wish to teach as well as taking and passing all relevant New York State teacher certification exams.