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For Graduate Students

How to Apply

Some on-campus programs are still open for Fall 2024

The application for on-campus programs for the Spring 2025, Summer 2025, and Fall 2025 terms will launch later this summer in early September. Request Information to be notified when the application launches.

We look forward to connecting with you in one of the following ways:

  • Please call us Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time at +1-212-998-5030 to speak with a live graduate admissions representative.
  • You may email your questions to and we will respond to you promptly.
  • We have many upcoming virtual information sessions, giving you the opportunity to learn directly from our faculty, staff, and students about specific programs you may be interested in.
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Step 1: Explore Admissions Requirements

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university or the international equivalent.

Each of our degrees has specific application guidelines tailored to the degrees’ community of students. Review the application requirements for our degrees that are currently accepting applications and get ready to apply!

We also have guidance on: 

International applicants: review special instructions for your admission process.

Please note: You may only submit one application to NYU Steinhardt per application term.

Step 2: Apply for Graduate Study

After reviewing the application instructions for your degree, create your application account. Your application will vary based on what degree you choose, so be sure to follow the correct pathway.

We encourage you to take a moment to review and proofread your application and all additional materials before you submit. Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to make changes.

Your final step after submitting your application is paying the application fee. Please see below for our policy on fee waivers. 

You will be able to check the status of your application in your application account once you've submitted.

Step 3: Wait for Your Admission Decision

You will be notified via email to log in to your account to view your admissions decision. Typically, decisions start going out in late November for Spring semester enrollment and in late March or early April for Summer or Fall enrollment. You may learn of your decision before or after this timeline, depending on when you apply and which degree you choose.


We welcome prospective graduate students to drop in or schedule appointments during our regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST. You can also reach out by phone or email.

We can help you understand the application and financial aid processes; for questions about your specific degree of interest, reach out to the program directly.

NYU Steinhardt Office of Graduate Admissions
Joseph and Violet Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East, Third Floor
New York, NY, 10003-6680
Tel: 212-998-5030
Fax: 212-995-4328

If you are a US citizen or permanent resident with a bachelor’s degree and you are interested in taking courses without pursuing a graduate degree, you can still enroll in select graduate-level courses.

How to Apply as a Non-Degree Student
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Application Fee Waivers

Graduate application fee waivers are provided for the following groups of candidates:

  • Fulbright or other sponsored students being placed through an agency such as IIE
  • Participants in the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT)
  • McNair scholars
  • Current Steinhardt students (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Current NYU students at a school other than Steinhardt
  • Current NYU Employee
  • Candidates also applying to the James J. Peters VAMC Dietetic Internship with our MS in Nutrition program
  • City Year alumni
  • Current participants of University Study
  • Teach for America alumni
  • AmeriCorps alumni
  • Returned Peace Corps volunteers who have completed or will complete their service prior to enrolling at NYU Steinhardt
  • Members of the US Military/National Guard or US veterans
  • Those for whom the application fee poses a financial hardship

Online Application Process: 

  • In the "Additional Information" section of the online application please note that you are a member of one of these populations. For most populations, you are required to upload supporting documentation.
  • Upon submission of your application, a fee waiver will be applied and you will NOT be prompted to pay the application fee. However, the Office of Graduate Admissions will verify the information submitted and reserves the right to request additional information.
  • Please note: If you submitted your application and paid the application fee, we will not be able to refund it. 

For information on fee waivers for the MS in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (on-campus), review the CSDCAS application fee policies; for the DPT entry-level degree, review the PTCAS application fee policies

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

We encourage domestic students to submit the FAFSA by the deadline so you can be considered for scholarships and federal aid options.

Paying for Your Education