About NYU Steinhardt

NYU Steinhardt's one-of-a-kind integration of education, health, the arts, and media studies puts us at the heart of a movement: education for social change.

Steinhardt students are passionate about helping others.

Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We exemplify NYU’s commitment to be of public service.

Our academic programs are ranked among the country's best.

NYU Steinhardt's master's programs in applied psychology, education, health, media, music and performing arts professions, and the arts and arts professions attract recent college graduates, established professionals seeking licensure or certification, and career changers. Our curriculum gives our students the opportunity to study abroad and experience hands-on learning.

Advanced certificate programs allow you to pursue study in specialized areas of applied psychology, education, music and performing arts, and physical therapy.

We also offer PhD programs that prepare graduates for careers in academic research and teaching, as well as professional doctoral programs for advanced practice in education fields, the arts, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

We're redefining holistic education.

Our students belong to a strong and supportive community of scholars – a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the exploration of new ideas. Our faculty lead in their professional fields and collaborate across academic disciplines: teachers working with psychologists and health professionals, musicians with speech pathologists, educators with visual artists. They work with students to research topics like the effects of immigration on learning, childhood nutrition, and obesity, and how digital media is transforming social relationships. Our research institutes impact scholarship and policies around the globe.

At Steinhardt, learning takes place in and out of the classroom.

For more than a century, we’ve been building partnerships in our community: with local schools, families, community agencies, arts organizations, cultural institutions, and healthcare facilities. A Steinhardt education consists of rigorous classroom study as well as interning at New York City’s top media companies, clinical placements at renowned hospitals, or student teaching in one of the world’s most diverse school systems. It means unrivaled opportunities for professional training and career advancement.

We prepare you to lead in a global society.

Like the city, we call home, our faculty, students, and staff represents an extensive range of backgrounds, viewpoints, and perspectives. And though our roots go deep in New York, our work at home is influencing – and influenced by – our connections abroad. Every day, Steinhardt graduates continue to change the world.

NYU's International Rankings

  • #7 – US News & World Report, Best Graduate Schools in Education
  • #27 – Times Higher Education World University Rankings
  • #29 – Academic Ranking of World Universities
  • #52 – QS World University Rankings

School Timeline

Founded in 1890 as the School of Pedagogy, NYU Steinhardt was the first professional school devoted to teacher education to be established at an American university. The School's early mission was to educate school administrators and prepare men and women for work in colleges of teacher education. By 1921, the School was educating teachers at all levels and across all fields, including the arts and health, offering undergraduate through doctoral degrees. As the education field expanded, the School broadened its focus to incorporate new knowledge and scientific developments, and new programs emerged.

Today, NYU Steinhardt offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs through its 11 academic departments. Students prepare for careers in education, media, music and performing arts, nutrition, physical and occupational therapy, psychology, speech pathology, and the visual arts. Throughout its history, Steinhardt has been a vibrant institution responding to social change.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

MA

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Join our community of socially engaged artists/designers, educators, creative activists, and community organizers working together to create critical interventions that i ... [+]

Art, Education, and Community Practice

Join our community of socially engaged artists/designers, educators, creative activists, and community organizers working together to create critical interventions that inspire dialogue and catalyze social change through the arts. This work connects art and social justice, grounded in the pedagogy of hope and possibility. Our intimate and interdisciplinary program balances theory and practice through classroom projects enacted in public spaces and in partnership with local organizations. Through course work, we explore the history and political context of socially engaged art and popular education, as well as creative strategies for activism and organizing. The capstone project provides an opportunity to design, implement, and document an artistic intervention in public space or to work with a community organization in an effort to enact social transformation.... [-]

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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Integrating visual arts with psychotherapy, this American Art Therapy Association-accredited master of arts degree program engages the creative power of art for mental he ... [+]

Mission Statement

The NYU Art Therapy Program integrates psychotherapy and visual arts practice, engaging the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment. In particular, we promote (1) scholarly research abilities and evidence-based clinical praxis, (2) cross-cultural competency with an appreciation of social justice issues, and (3) fluency with the evolving technologies of new media art.

Program Philosophy

Our person-centered clinical orientation is guided by humanistic and contemporary approaches to psychoanalytic theory that include ego psychology, object relations, self-psychology, and intersubjectivity psychology, and that are grounded in current empirical research, especially attachment and trauma theories.... [-]

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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Design technology-based multimedia learning environments – from software and websites to video and mobile phone applications – and evaluate their use in educational setti ... [+]

Design the media and technology of the future

Working with established and emergent digital media, you will design rich technology-based, multimedia learning environments, understand and evaluate their use in varied educational settings, and conduct research on how people learn with technology. The Digital Media Design for Learning (DMDL) studio-based curriculum is complemented by an excellent internship program with host sites in all areas of educational technology and media.

Unlike programs that are focused on the application of existing technologies to formal schooling (such as how to use PowerPoint to supplement lectures), you’ll design the media and technology of the future for all kinds of learning environments and conduct research on how people learn with technology.... [-]

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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Change the future of education with a career in leadership, politics, and advocacy. In this master of arts program, you'll explore educational politics and policy and the ... [+]

Work to Achieve Social and Educational Equity

Change the future of education with a career in leadership, politics, and advocacy. In this master of arts program, you will explore educational politics and policy and the burgeoning role of educational organizations working with schools and communities, both nationally and internationally; learn to lead cross-sector; create collaborative networks; and engage in research and policy analysis. If you are an educator or have some experience working with children and youth or community-based organizations, this degree will prepare you to lead in educational non-profits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and advocacy organizations.... [-]

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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Interdisciplinary in nature and situated at the forefront of food scholarship, this master of arts degree emphasizes the international, national, and local food systems. ... [+]

Study Food Systems, Culture, and Policy in New York City

The first master’s degree program in the US devoted to food scholarship, Food Studies at NYU Steinhardt employs approaches from the humanities and social sciences and prepares you to analyze the current American food system, its global connections, and local alternatives. You'll examine cultural, political, economic, environmental, and geographic approaches to food within local, urban, and global contexts.

This 40-credit master of arts program requires 19 credits in mandatory coursework that covers food systems, culture, and policy, as well as a research component. Beyond these requirements, you can take 21 credits in specialization modules (policy/advocacy, business/social entrepreneurship, media/cultural analysis), allowing you to dig deeper into your interests.... [-]

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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Prepare for a career as an educator working internationally. In this interdisciplinary master of arts program, you will learn how to design, implement, manage, and evalua ... [+]

Who We Are

The International Education MA Program is designed to prepare professionals who understand the international implications of their responsibilities and have the ability to utilize knowledge across international boundaries. The program develops educational experts who can design, implement, manage, and evaluate international education programs in schools, colleges, foundations, multinational corporations, and public and private educational and cultural agencies. Students are exposed to a multidisciplinary faculty, consisting of anthropologists, economists, historians, philosophers, political scientists, and sociologists, who apply the theoretical, conceptual and methodological advances in the humanities and the social sciences to the analysis of international educational policies and institutions.... [-]

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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

In this master of arts program, you’ll examine global and digital media and culture, and prepare for a career in fields such as media, technology, academia, law, governme ... [+]

Overview

The master's program in Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC) is global in outlook and interdisciplinary to the core. Our research and curriculum emphasize the study of global media and culture, digital media and new technologies, media history, media theory, visual culture, sound studies, media infrastructures, race and gender, media activism, and political communication.

Grounded in the liberal arts and social sciences, MCC's MA program trains agile researchers, able to think critically from diverse perspectives about changing industries, technologies, and cultures. Students work closely with MCC's large and renowned media studies faculty.

While the Department's courses are primarily theoretical, the MCC program of study is flexible, allowing numerous electives from across the University to accommodate students' academic and professional trajectories. Media business at NYU Stern, media law at the NYU School of Law, digital design and interactive technology at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, quantitative research methods at NYU Steinhardt, and media ethnography in NYU Anthropology are just some of the many elective options made available to MCC students. We also offer graduate study abroad courses in Europe, Asia, and Latin America that examine media in comparative contexts.... [-]

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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, includi ... [+]

Become a Leader in Today's Global Music Marketplace

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including courses at the NYU Stern School of Business. Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to become a leader in today’s global music marketplace. A concentration in Music Technology is also available, as well as an accelerated global option in which you can complete the degree in three semesters while completing coursework and internships in London and Rio de Janeiro.

What You'll Learn How to apply business and administration theory to problems that have a strong aesthetic and artistic dimension. How to define, critique, and evaluate the structure and operation of the music business. How to devise organizational objectives and make strategic decisions to reach goals. Through final Colloquy projects, you'll propose changes and innovations to take the industry forward. ... [-]
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Build on your performing arts background and prepare for a leadership role in national and international performing arts organizations. This master of arts program combin ... [+]

Interdisciplinary Preparation in Business, Management, and the Arts

Build on your performing arts background and prepare for a leadership role in national and international performing arts organizations. This master of arts program combines intensive study in performing arts management and related disciplines with internships at leading New York City organizations. You will learn how to imagine creative solutions to emergent problems, think critically, communicate effectively, and manage both human and material resources. You’ll also hone your business skills through classes at the NYU Stern School of Business or the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

What You'll Learn How to apply fundamental tenets of business and management (marketing, law, audience development, board development, and board relations, and fundraising) to the administration of performing arts organizations. Leadership skills, applicable to performing arts administration. How to apply an interdisciplinary perspective and integrate economics, statistics, marketing, accounting, finance, planning, law, cultural policy, and philanthropic development in your coursework and internship. How to identify and evaluate important issues such as cultural policy, public funding, sponsorship, and marketing in varied international locations. ... [-]
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

This master of arts program prepares you to implement innovative English teaching methods for students who are speakers of other languages. You’ll learn pedagogical strat ... [+]

MA in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Non-Certification

This master of arts program gives you the knowledge and skills to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) to adult learners in the US and abroad. You'll learn pedagogical strategies and build a strong foundation in language, literacy, and linguistics, preparing for an array of rewarding career options. This is a variable-credit program that requires 30-34 credits, depending on your prior coursework in the subject.

This program does not lead to New York State teaching certification. An option for initial teaching certification is also available.

What you'll learn Second language teaching approaches that can be adjusted to suit the needs of learners from diverse linguistic, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. Second language pedagogy, second language acquisition research, linguistics, English grammar, and intercultural or multicultural studies. How to develop and implement innovative classroom strategies and curricula. An appreciation for cultural diversity in global educational settings. How you'll learn ... [-]
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Prepare for leadership positions with arts institutions – both non-profit and for-profit. Learn new approaches for encouraging art access and participation, acquire busin ... [+]

Program

Established in 1971, the MA program in Visual Arts Administration was the first in the nation to focus specifically on management careers in the visual arts, in both traditional and alternative contexts. Taking into account the cultural and economic impact of the visual arts, nationally and internationally, as well as the challenges facing the arts today, the program prepares students to become leaders in a broad range of arts organizations.The Visual Arts Administration MA program addresses the whole art ecology, including the cultural environment in which art and arts organizations operate; the role of the artist in society; how artwork is documented, presented and interpreted; the structure and management of organizations that display artwork – both non-profit and for-profit; and the role of art theorists, critics, curators, and collectors. The program curriculum also considers how education in arts organizations expands knowledge and builds audiences, the increasing role of art in urban development and public spaces, and new approaches and tools for encouraging access and participation. A strong emphasis is placed on acquiring the theoretical and practical tools for fundraising, financial management, marketing, and knowledge of new media and technology in the visual arts. While the program is primarily oriented toward the non-profit segment of the field, it also offers a strong for-profit concentration.Emphasis is placed on collaboration across the visual arts administration field. The program takes advantage of its position in New York City to utilize the variety of arts organizations and professionals available through case studies, focus groups,... [-]

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MSc

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

In this flexible-credit master of science program, you will learn advanced quantitative research techniques and apply them to critical policy issues across the social, be ... [+]

A Socially Significant Master's Degree

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of jobs in statistics and data science has nearly tripled in the past five years – and the American Statistical Association says there are still not enough statistics graduates to meet this demand. As a student in this program, you will acquire highly marketable advanced analytic skills for a wide range of challenging and rewarding data-intensive careers in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. In particular, students in this program will:

Build a strong foundation in statistical research techniques and apply them to address critical issues in contemporary social, behavioral, health science and policy research. Prepare for a career as an applied statistician and data scientist in the private or public sector, working in fields such as psychology, education, political science, public policy, media research, or healthcare. Prepare for further academic study in a variety of disciplines that require or focus on quantitative analysis. Key Program Features ... [-]
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Master

NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Located in one of the world’s centers for jazz music, this master of music program combines advanced performance training and related academic coursework with unparallele ... [+]

Become a Leader in Today’s Global Jazz Scene

Located in one of the world’s centers for jazz music, this master of music program combines advanced performance training and related academic coursework with unparalleled opportunities in the music industry. You’ll perform weekly at landmark music venues, study one-on-one with our internationally acclaimed faculty, be mentored in entrepreneurship, and build a professional career in the modern jazz industry.

What You'll Learn

Our program strives to create an environment modeled after the real-life experiences of our artist faculty. As a graduate student, you will:

Achieve a level of performance excellence that makes it possible for you to enter the professional field of jazz performance – you'll build technical instrumental skills, learn how to fluently speak the language of jazz, and develop your own individual musical voice and expression. Gain a foundation in music aesthetics, theory and literature, and research. Complete elective courses based on your career objectives, such as music technology, film scoring, music history, jazz music studies, and music business. ... [-]
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Prepare to work in fast-evolving fields such as sound engineering, software development, and multimedia. In this master of music program, you will study with industry lea ... [+]

Hands-On Integration of Musical and Technical Skills

Prepare for a successful career or doctoral study in fields such as audio engineering, production and post-production, sound editing for film and multimedia, audio mastering, signal processing, acoustics, music informatics, and game audio. You will study with industry leaders, have the opportunity to work at major recording studios and media companies in the capital of the music industry, and develop expertise within an academic setting that encourages learning by creative experimentation.

What You'll Learn Integrate musical and technical skills. Attain a solid foundation in all areas of music technology and specialized expertise in a focus area of music technology. Experiment with new relationships between experimental and traditional approaches to music by collaborating with NYU Performance and Composition programs. Develop expertise by learning through creative experimentation. Demonstrate competence in public oral presentation of their artistic and scholarly work. Core and Elective Courses ... [-]
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NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of a music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized c ... [+]

Music Composition and Performance Opportunities in a Conservatory-Like Setting

Develop your skills as a music composer in a conservatory-like setting in this master of a music program, working closely with our faculty of internationally recognized composers. Specialize in traditional composition, electronic composition, or composing for film or music theatre. You will be actively involved in the performance of your work, collaborating with composers, musicians, and other artists, at NYU and throughout New York City.

Concentrations in Scoring for Film and Multimedia and Songwriting are also available.

What You'll Learn How to compose pieces of your own design. How to select the best practices necessary for your career in music composition. How to integrate choreographers, visual artists, writers, filmmakers, and other scholars in other fields into your own works. Musical, technical, and interpersonal skills through immersion into the profession – you'll be exposed to leading professionals, associations, and industry settings. Music research. Music history and literature. Music theory. ... [-]
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