The core mission of NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities is to promote social good and social justice through our academic programs and collaborative research. We train students across the school, university and city, providing them with the tools they need to make well-informed decisions and well-defended arguments. Specific programs and concentrations emphasize different scientific domains, spanning global and local interests, always with an interdisciplinary focus. All are fine-tuned to reflect core disciplinary knowledge in the context of modern societal concerns. Indeed, our mission is guided by the principle that a comprehensive understanding of a social problem requires an historical, sociological, political, economic, and philosophical lens, coupled with a broad range of methodological tools for analyzing and synthesizing the data associated with it.
Learn advanced quantitative research techniques and apply them to critical policy issues across social, behavioral, and health sciences.
Prepare to work in a leadership role in Jewish educational settings, such as schools, community organizations, foundations, and universities.
Rooted in economics and sociology, this program has a strong emphasis on using quantitative methods to ascertain causal effects of programs and policies.
Explore and understand the broader context of education and its link to social change, and the role you can play in making change possible.
This program examines the links between the history of education, philosophy of education, and current issues of research and policy.
The program develops education experts who understand the implications of their responsibilities and can utilize knowledge across international boundaries.
In this program you will learn to analyze educational problems and issues, such as educational equity, using a sociological lens.
This undergraduate minor gives you the tools to better understand the world, analyze global conflicts and contribute to global peace efforts.
This interdisciplinary undergraduate minor gives students a deeper understanding of critical social, cultural, economic, political, legal, and policy issues in education.
News and Events
To achieve her goal of building and sustaining a link between her homeland and the diaspora, Sanan worked as a Diaspora Outreach Coordinator for the Admissions Department of the American University of Armenia (AUA) this summer.
A new study titled, “A large-scale analysis of racial disparities in police stops across the United States,” found that in a dataset of nearly 100 million traffic stops across the United States, black drivers were about 20 percent more likely to be stopped than white drivers relative to their share of the residential population.
Through research centers our faculty members are able to conduct multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies in order to address important societal issues like childhood obesity, educational inequality, school funding, the link between obesity and cancer, education in developing countries, and healthcare utilization in disadvantaged populations.
- Center for the Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM)
- Multinational Institute of American Studies (MIAS)
- Assessment of Learning Outcomes and Social Effects of Community-Based Education (ALSE)
- Project on Multifaith College and University Leadership
Department of Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities
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