Social Studies Education


Admission is for the Fall semester. See the Graduate Admissions Application Guide for instructions on how to apply. 

All students admitted to the master's program in Social Studies Education will have completed a bachelor's degree with a major in one of the following areas: history, geography, economics, or political science/government. In addition, students must have completed at least a total of 15 semester hours of study in the history and/or geography of the US and the world (the remaining 6 credit hours will be taken as part of our program), 3 semester hours of study in economics, 3 semester hours of study in politics, 3 semester hours of study in an another area within the social studies, and a semester of study of a language other than English.

In certain instances, the program will accept students who have not satisfied all of the above requirements. In these cases, such students will be required to complete at NYU all outstanding coursework, in addition to their program requirements, prior to their graduation from NYU.

For deadlines and specific program application requirements, see the Application Guide page for your program of interest: