NYU Gallatin Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Master's Thesis

Each graduate student in the Gallatin School completes a final thesis as the culmination of his or her work toward a Master of Arts degree. The thesis may take one of three forms: a research thesis, an artistic thesis, or a project thesis. In each case, the thesis represents a synthesis of the student’s accumulated knowledge and skill and an opportunity to display the ideas, practices and skills learned through the program. While the master’s thesis, unlike a doctoral dissertation, does not have to create new knowledge or break new ground, it does display the student’s ability to go beyond the mere collection of information into synthesis, analysis, judgment and interpretation. Moreover, it should demonstrate the student’s familiarity with a substantial body of thought and literature and illustrate mastery of some self-chosen field of study.

 

Faculty Profile

Patrick McCreery

Patrick McCreery

Patrick McCreery’s teaching and research interests lie in the areas of sexual politics, family life and the role of the …
more >

 

Faculty Profile

Julie Malnig

Julie Malnig

Julie Malnig is a cultural historian of theatre and dance performance. Her areas of interest include social and popular dance; …
more >

Frequently Used Graduate Advising Forms

NYU Gallatin Footer

New York University
Gallatin School of Individualized Study
1 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-7370