the Graduate School of Arts

Founded in 1886, the Graduate School of Arts and Science is one of the oldest graduate schools in the United States, and we build on a long tradition of excellence while looking to the future: our aim is to prepare the world's next generation of scholars, thinkers, and leaders.


The core of New York University is the academic enterprise. The best students and faculty are drawn to the University by the allure of being part of a compelling intellectual and creative enterprise — a community of scholars characterized by collaboration, innovation, and incandescent teaching. NYU students get the experience of attending a Global Network University, anchored in New York City but with nodes throughout the world. Learning opportunities present themselves both in and out of the classroom, befitting an institution that is and always has been “in and of the city”. And now our students and faculty are global citizens, exposed to culture, students, faculties and research opportunities throughout the world.