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Application Guidelines

Graduate Admission

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at NYU Steinhardt! We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

To give you more time to explore your academic options in the wake of COVID-19, we’ve extended application deadlines for the graduate programs below to June 1 for international applicants and August 1 for domestic applicants

Review your application guidelines below, and once you’re ready you can check out our step-by-step instructions on applying to our graduate programs or start your application.

If you are not applying for a degree, learn how to apply as a non-degree student.

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Master’s Programs

Includes MA (master of arts), MFA (master of fine arts), MM (master of music), MS (master of science)

Master's Programs Still Accepting Applications for 2020

Master's Programs Closed for 2020, Returning in 2021

Advanced Certificate and Diploma Programs

Includes ADCRT (Advanced Certificate), ADPL (Advanced Diploma)

Doctoral Programs

Includes PhD (doctor of philosophy), EdD (doctor of education), DPT (doctor of physical therapy), OTD (doctor of occupational therapy)

Doctoral Programs Closed for 2020, Returning in 2021

More on Applying for Graduate Study

How to Apply for Graduate Study

Prepare for the next chapter in your personal and professional journey with graduate study at NYU Steinhardt. See step-by-step instructions on our application process.


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

Paying for Your Education

Make your NYU Steinhardt education a reality and discover financial resources available for all levels of study.

Applying for the FAFSA

In order to apply for financial aid from NYU, you must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a great way to become eligible for many forms of federal aid and scholarships, so we encourage you to submit the FAFSA no matter what your plan to fund your education. See our tips on completing the FAFSA application.