The basis of the Social & Cultural Analysis program is multidisciplinary; therefore it tends to admit exceptional students who are attuned to working across disciplines.
- All application materials must be received by 5 p.m. eastern standard time on December 18.
- All applicants are required to submit a complete ONLINE application for admission to the Graduate School of Arts and Science. All applicants must use the online application: Do NOT send any application materials directly to the program.
- Applications are Accepted for Fall only.
All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit a complete application for admission. In addition to the application form questions, a complete application includes:
- academic transcripts
- test scores
- letters of recommendation
- a résumé or curriculum vitae
- a statement of purpose
- application fee
- GRE and TOEFL: GRE general test is required for all applicants. No exceptions. Either the TOEFL or IELTS is required of all applicants who are not native English speakers (this requirement is waived if the applicant has completed a baccalaureate or master's degree at an institution where the language of instruction is English). It is recommended that all applicants take the GRE test at least 10-12 weeks before the application deadline date to insure that test scores arrive by the deadline date. Official test score reports from the GRE and TOEFL or IELTS must be sent to NYU-Graduate School of Arts and Science directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS). Request that scores be sent to NYU GSAS, institution code 2596.
- Writing Sample: A writing sample of sociocultural analysis is required. It may be a term paper, excerpt from an undergraduate or graduate thesis, published article, or other example of academic writing, and should indicate your capacity for interdisciplinary study and research. Your entire writing sample should not exceed 25 double-spaced pages.
Statement of Purpose: A letter addressing research interests, goals, and relevant information pertaining to the projects, people and preparation that has led you to apply to our program. Your statement should not exceed 2 pages double-spaced.
The Graduate School of Arts and Science recommends that applicants achieve a minimum TOEFL score of 100 on the internet-based test (equivalent to 250 on the computer-based test or 600 on the paper-based test).
For more information on visit the International Application FAQ page.
APPLICATION RESOURCE CENTER
For further information, please visit the Graduate School of Arts and Science's new Application Resource Center. There you will find frequently asked questions related to application materials such as transcripts and letters of recommendation, in addition to application submission instructions.