New York University Graduate Program Reviews

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE, + 3 more
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AACSB, + 12 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 50,027 (25,722 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 33% part-time, 67% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $40,984
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4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2018

I am a first year graduate student at NYU pursuing my masters in art therapy. I have always been fascinated by this human drive to create and express our selves. I aspire to utilize this drive, and understand why it continues to be a prominent and important aspect of society for thousands of years. In undergrad at Connecticut College I integrated my philosophy major with my psychology and art minors to better balance how we approach the psyche. I think it is vital we balance the quantitative with the qualitative and reiterate that mental illness is larger than a quantitative explanation. To balance this, I believe art has the strength to allow for personal growth and self-actualization. I in particular have utilized art for my own self-actualization and find that it allows me to express what I cannot formulate or contextualize it helps me process that which I cannot understand. The main medium I gravitate towards is clay in sculptural hand built forms. This tactile experience allows me truly engage with a material, use my body to sculpt, and create a piece that is not limited by a frame. It has minimal constraints. This medium enhances my child play drive, reminding me of mud pies I used to make. As I work I am constantly balancing binaries and understanding how we move within restraints. The material is fragile yet strong permanent but decaying, soft and then hard, structured while fluid. Use this section to write a short essay detailing your interest in therapy, and what you hope to accomplish with the education and knowledge obtained from your schooling. Also tell how you plan to use the scholarship funds to further your education should you be selected as a recipient. Min. 500 words, max. 1000. Through my college education I have integrated multiple perspectives and methodologies in studying the mind and the self through the varied lenses of a major in philosophy and minors in art and psychology. Although the field of psychology is beginning to utilize multidisciplinary approaches in order to better understand the causes of mental illnesses, as evidenced by the utilization of the biopsychosocial model, I have found treatments do not always implement a balance of multidisciplinary approaches. I am particularly drawn to the art therapy field because of its focus on balancing treatment approaches by utilizing multiple methods. I am especially interested in the way that it is utilizing the power of art in conjunction with empirically based research to demonstrate that multiple approaches are not distinctive approaches, but instead work together for a cohesive treatment. This approach relates to my professional goal: to demonstrate and understand how mental illness is more than a set of symptoms that can be biologically understood and quantified, but is also an experience that needs to be addressed in treatment. When information about an individuals mental state cannot be contextualized, either due to abstraction or language barriers, approaches from art can be just in explaining emotions, perception, and illusions. Often the subconscious is difficult to comprehend, but can be traced and uncovered through artistic expression. This form of expression is often another way for individuals to communicate, as an individual becomes more engaged and targets his energy into an alternative, beneficial form. Thus, through art, individuals can have a relatable understanding of each other on a more personal and intimate level. In an age reliant on empirical data that cannot embody the workings of the human mind, art can be a new way of understanding the human brain as a subjective experience, rather than as a statistic. My pursuit of art therapy reflects how I value and implement different principles of the human condition. Just as treatment themes for clients focus on the value of balance and paradox, art therapy in treatment too balances the quantitative with the qualitative, without giving one more priority. Especially in an age with the growing reliance on technology and biological measures, I believe it is important to retain a value in addressing each area of the brain and utilizing the values of other drives for a fulfilling treatment. I personally am drawn to this, as I typically utilize both literature and textbook readings to better understand the psyche and human experience. I firmly believe each client is in charge of his or her own personal journey. Clients must become self-reliant to understand the self and to understand that a balance of effort is necessary for this revelation and growth. In other words, as a therapist I cannot provide the only inspiration. I can influence creativity, however, a client must find his or her own outlet. When creating art, it must come from the personal self. In my practice I have occasionally heard, Im not artsy from clients. I find it is essential to help clients understand and reframe what it means to have a need to create. My role as an art therapist is to offer different forms and mediums in order to help each individual find a creative expression one was particularly drawn to. I do this by employing different materials and types of art therapy. As I grow and continue to learn more about mental health, I aim to continue applying a balance that allow for individuals to be healthy but also allow for neurodiversity. I do not think treatment is about normalization, but learning how to turn ones different way of thinking and perceiving into a healthy, positive, and enhancing trait.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

My graduate school is very comprehensive and informative. The professors are very knowledgeable and have an abundant amount of resources.
4.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2018

In my specific program, the Magazine Writing program, I couldn't imagine a better opportunity than to be studying at New York University surrounded by some of the best and most forward-thinking writers in the country. The cumulative experience and expertise of the faculty is invaluable, and the location and proximity to professional opportunities after graduation is unmatched. The education received at NYU's grad schools is worth every dollar, and I eagerly look forward to the opportunities with which it will provide me.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Journalism
Graduation Year: 2017

Studying at New York University is very expensive, as is living in the city. However the standard of the education is very high.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2017

NYU is great for its location and networking capability. The social aspect is great and there are a million and a half opportunities to attend workshops, student activities and clubs and the like. This has potential to be a dream university, a wonderful private school that doesn't have the same level of pretentiousness as other ivy league schools in NYC. The cons- although NYU is competitive and acclaimed for its hard working students and prestige, the accessibility of the staff and use of technology needs some work. The staff in my program has not been great with resources and I have had to do much research on my own to lock down an internship that is mandatory for next year.
3.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

Pros: so much faculty support in terms of internships/field placement, class structuring, financial aid, and school social clubs, groups and activities. Cons: Affordability, although the school does give out merit based scholarships and opportunities for other scholarships, the cost of the school supersedes these helpful additions to financial aid.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2018

The pros of my graduate program include: being prepared for my career, small class sizes, and being located in the heart of New York City. Cons include mystery meat in the cafeteria and unable to call a taxi when you need one.
4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019

Great faculty and environment that is tailored to a successful learning system.
3.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The MS in Global Affairs is a good program although it just have less than 3 years of created, I think the courses are really interesting and the professors are really good too. However, it is expensive and it did not have many options of financial aids.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Anthropology
Graduation Year: 2017

Graduate school is not supposed to be easy. At NYU I feel challenged by the workload and the material. While at times that can be stressful, I would much rather be prepared for my chosen career in forensics than have an easy go of it and not know what I am doing in the future. The con of NYU is most definitely the price tag. It is not cheap, and while there is some funding for masters students, it is still very difficult to attend the programs while not drowning under student debt. I have a part time job through the university which helps defray some of the costs but I am still up against the wall when it comes to covering my cost of living and coming to school in the city. Be aware that it is not an easy situation to live and study in New York City AND at the same time pay tuition bills. Overall though, NYU is worth the stress and money because it is the best environment to live and work in.
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