Each graduate student works closely with a faculty adviser to design a curriculum that integrates course work throughout the University with the Gallatin graduate core courses and individualized project options.
The M.A. program begins with the proseminar, a graduate core course that is taken in the first or second semester of enrollment, depending on the availability of the proseminar of the student’s choice. The majority of the curriculum will then consist of course work taken at the various NYU graduate schools and can also include options such as Gallatin elective courses, independent study, tutorials, internships and private lessons. After the student has completed approximately 25-30 units, he or she will begin to take the thesis-related graduate core courses, including the Master’s Thesis Seminar and the Review of the Literature. The M.A. program culminates in the master’s thesis.