Welcome to NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Define Your Future
The cornerstone of the Gallatin School is its individualized approach to education. Gallatin puts the individual student first. With the support and guidance of faculty advisers, students design unique courses of study, exploring multiple disciplines or various perspectives on specific areas of study not available in traditional departments.
Academic advising is central to the life of a Gallatin student. Gallatin's unique educational philosophy and structure requires students to develop individualized concentrations under the guidance of Gallatin advisers.
At Gallatin, students develop individualized programs of study, the central focus of which is the concentration.
Every year, Gallatin offers more than 100 different interdisciplinary seminars in the liberal arts that focus on major issues or themes in—and across—the humanities and arts, social sciences, and sciences.
Study Across NYU
Gallatin students may take courses in most of the schools, departments and programs of NYU. Each semester there are several hundred courses to choose from, many taught by some of the country’s leading research scholars and teachers.
An internship is a credit-bearing work experience in a non-classroom environment, which enables a student to learn experientially at a social institution, cultural organization, community-based organization or corporation.
Tutorials + Independent Study
Tutorials are small groups of two to five students working closely with a faculty member on a common topic, project, or skill. An independent study provides students with the opportunity to work one-on-one with a faculty member.
As crucial means of critical thinking and creative expression, writing is at the heart of Gallatin’s curriculum.
With more than 30 writing courses each semester, Gallatin students have the opportunity to engage in diverse genres and writing practices.
The Gallatin Review, an annual journal of student poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and visual art, is edited by students under faculty supervision.
An annual journal of writing from adult literacy programs throughout New York City, edited by Gallatin students.
The arts curriculum includes more than 20 different workshops each semester in music, dance, theater, the visual arts, architecture and design.
Gallatin Arts Festival
The Gallatin Arts Festival is a week-long, community-wide celebration of the unique artistry and interdisciplinary scholarship of students at the Gallatin School.
It is the goal of the Gallatin Galleries to engage contemporary social issues through a broad range of contemporary art, documents, and events.
Urban Democracy Lab
The Urban Democracy Lab was established in January of 2014 with the aim of providing a space for scholars, students, and practitioners to collaborate and exchange ideas for cultivating just, sustainable, and creative urban futures.
One of the most exciting opportunities NYU students have is the chance to live, learn, and engage with different cultures through study away.
Gallatin Global Courses
Take Gallatin undergraduate courses during the Fall and Spring semesters at NYU's Global Academic Centers. Gallatin currently offers courses at all locations except Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.
Gallatin Travel Courses
Take a short-term, discussion-based seminar led by Gallatin faculty in another country or region. Students experience each location hands-on with site visits. Offered during the Summer, J-term, and Spring semester (with a spring break travel component).
Human Rights Fellowship
Apply for funding to pursue human rights-focused summer research and experiential learning projects. Open to all NYU undergraduates and specified graduate students.
NYU Global Sites
Study at NYU's global academic centers, which offer NYU and Gallatin courses, including Gallatin's Global Fashion program. PRIORITY DEADLINES: Sept. 15 (Spring), Feb. 15 (Fall/year). Applying by these deadlines is highly encouraged.
Gallatin’s Master of Arts program offers each student an opportunity to explore his or her unique interests. Working closely with a faculty adviser, the student creates an individualized, interdisciplinary program shaped according to his or her own vision.
Scholarships + Funding
There are a variety of sources of funding at Gallatin, from supplemental tuition scholarships to the thesis support fund and more.
Advising is a key component of the Gallatin MA program. Throughout the program, the student has expert help in negotiating the resources of a large university and to enhance his or her program goals.
Meet Our Students, Faculty, & Alumni
BA Candidate – Education, Human Rights, and Chinese Studies
A native of Dallas, Texas, Hannah moved to NYC to pursue a concentration that involves education, human rights, and Chinese studies. . . .
BA Candidate – Medical Humanities
A Brooklyn native born to Togolese immigrants, Assama is a senior at Gallatin on the Pre-Health track, developing a concentration he calls Medical Humanities.. . .
BA Candidate – Narrative Medicine and Medical Narratives
Growing up in Jersey City, Hajra had no idea that she’d embark on the biggest journey of her life just across the Hudson River. . . .
BA Candidate - Theatre for a Globalizing World
A native of the San Francisco Bay area, Daniel chose Gallatin as a way to pursue and weave together his artistic and academic passions, instead of having to choose between them.. . .
MA – Urban Agriculture and Community Development
Through Gallatin’s Urban Democracy Lab, Erin spent a summer in Madrid as a Global Fellow in Urban Practice researching the recent development of urban agriculture and the urban social movement there.. . .
MA Candidate - Narrative Theory and Visual Culture
Kareem graduated with honors from Pratt Institute and went on to a career in brand development, strategy, and marketing . . .
Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs & Associate Professor
Millery Polyné’s teaching and research interests examine the history of US African American and Afro-Caribbean intellectual thought; coloniality in the . . .
Ritty Lukose’s teaching and research interests explore the relations between culture, politics, and economy as they manifest themselves in discourses . . .
Clinical Associate Professor
Nina Katchadourian is an interdisciplinary artist whose work includes video, performance, sound, sculpture, photography and public projects. Her video Accent . . .
Myisha Priest’s teaching and research focus on African American literature and material culture. She has published articles mining this fruitful . . .
BA '13 - African Political Development, Colonial History, and Law
Fatoumata pursued a concentration in African Political Development and Colonial History and Law to explore Africa’s roots in colonialism and neocolonialism.. . .
BA '12 - Complex Systems and Emergent Behavior
Over the course of his studies at Gallatin, Jon tackled questions about how natural selection is possible, what drives life-like behavior of artificial systems in computer science, and why market economies function in a predictable ways.. . .
BA '03 - Political Memory and the Burden of History
“I was thrilled to find Gallatin,” will notes. “All of a sudden, everything made sense. New York opened up, the world of ideas opened up, and it was all attributable to Gallatin.”. . .
MA '13 - Political Ecology
After earning a BA in geography from Ohio State University, Hudson was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct independent research at the University of Toronto, where he studied the inequity of Toronto’s waste exports to Michigan and southwest Ontario.. . .
BA '15 - Ethics, Public Policy, and International Development
Julie-Ann chose Gallatin because the school afforded her the opportunity to build a core foundation at NYU’s College of Arts and Science and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, fusing her varied interests under Gallatin’s interdisciplinary umbrella. . . .