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Our graduate students are as diverse as the concentrations they develop. Gallatin’s MA Program is comprised of recent college graduates, those interested in changing the focus of their careers, as well as professionals seeking to enhance their existing expertise. What they have in common is the motivation to embrace the challenge of interdisciplinary study and the independence and intellectual curiosity to shape and direct their course of study. Students can attend on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time students usually complete the degree in 2 years. Part-time students are given 6 years to complete the degree.

Gallatin’s graduate students work with faculty from across NYU and can take courses in NYU’s various graduate and professional schools. Outside of the classroom, students can further their academic goals by developing individualized projects through independent study, tutorials, internships, and private lessons in the arts. At the end of their studies, students complete a final research, artistic, or project thesis.


Meet Our MA Candidates

Luis Aguasviva

Luis Aguasviva

MA Candidate

Luis is dedicated to service by aiding diverse urban communities in achieving empowerment. He earned his BA in History . . .

Stewart Carrier

Stewart Carrier

MA Candidate - Political Ecology of Social Media and Entertainment Industries

Stewart came to Gallatin after graduating with a BA in History from the Honors Program at the . . .

Victoria Carter

Victoria Carter

MA Candidate - Participatory Design, Sustainabilty, and Urban space

Victoria moved to New York from London, where she spent several years working as a digital and innovation consultant. . . .

Maximilian Claussen

Maximilian Claussen

MA Candidate - Crafting Identity in Post-War Germany

After having completed his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Anthropology at NYU, Maximilian was approached with the opportunity to . . .

Bojana Coklyat

Bojana Coklyat

MA Candidate

Bojana found herself becoming an advocate for Disability justice when she began losing her vision. Informed by her experiences . . .

Desiree Fernandes

Desiree Fernandes

MA CANDIDATE - Musical Theatre, African Studies, and Post-Colonial Cultural Identity

Desiree earned a BA in Theatre, Linguistics and Psychology from Northeastern University. During her time as an undergraduate, she . . .

Doris Gonzalez

Doris Gonzalez

MA Candidate

Doris moved to New York City from the US-Mexico border where she was born and raised. She graduated summa . . .

Michael Imasua

Michael Imasua

MA Candidate - Global Security and Development

Whether as a scholar, activist, organizer, or leader, Michael has always sought to personify the change he wants . . .

Sandra Manzanares

Sandra Manzanares

MA Candidate - The Art & Science of Storytelling

Sandra Manzanares is a writer and filmmaker. She earned a BA in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University, . . .

Sam Patwell

Sam Patwell

MA Candidate - Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction

Sam Patwell graduated from Temple university in 2012 with a BA in English. After spending a year working in . . .

Blair Simmons

Blair Simmons

MA Candidate - Technology as Performance

Blair received her undergraduate degree at NYU's College of Arts and Science with honors in the Dramatic Literature and . . .

Kiana Sosa

Kiana Sosa

MA Candidate - Hip-Hop Theatre Pedagogy

Kiana earned a BA in Africana Studies with a minor in Theater from Hamilton College. She spent most of . . .

Taylor Tracy

Taylor Tracy

MA Candidate

Taylor has lived in the shadow of New York City in nearby New Jersey all her life and . . .

Careina Yard

Careina Yard

MA Candidate - Film Production, Cinema Studies, Africana Studies, and Equity Studies in Education

Careina is an educator, filmmaker, screenwriter, and photographer. After graduating summa cum laude with a BS in Criminal Justice . . .