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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4.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2017

The Social-Consumer Psychology program at NYU has been uniquely challenging and quite fascinating! The program is designed to prepare students for a career in consumer research, branding, and advertising, as well as provide opportunities for students to move on to PhD programs.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

I believe the MA program in General Psychology at NYU is better suited to those individuals seeking to pursue social, consumer, and forensic psychology. If your aim is to become a psychologist in the areas of counseling, clinical , or school psychology, I would recommend giving serious thought to the utility of this program in the grand scheme of your career. Many students coming from a non-psychology background or who did not have a great GPA or clinical/research experience enter the program with the intention of boosting their academic, clinical, and research credentials for doctoral study (i.e., they hope to use the degree as a stepping stone for further study). I believe that this can be accomplished in other ways. For those who want to become licensed practitioners, I would recommend foregoing the doctoral route altogether in favor of a Master's in Mental Health Counseling (MHC), Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) or a Master's in Social Work (MSW). These are degrees that allow one to practice and obtain licensure quickly. Although these programs do not tend to be specialized, one can achieve specialization through continuing education and through supervision at a job. For those who intend to pursue a PhD and become an researcher, this program may be useful. But, again, I would consider alternate avenues. If you come from a psychology background, consider working as a research assistant for 2 years. If you are coming from a non-psychology background, this degree may be helpful to you, but know that the research opportunities in the Graduate School of Arts and Science will mainly be in the areas of social psychology and neuroscience. If you are specifically interested in clinical research you would have to branch out beyond the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Other labs are available through the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, as well as the NYU Child Study Center and the NYU Langone Medical Center. Also, the programs Director emails out a lot of volunteer research assistant opportunities to the MA email group, especially at the beginning of each semester and over the summertime. The NYU name does hold weight when you apply to positions outside of NYU. However, the bottom line is that this is an expensive degree and, ultimately, clinical research opportunities and jobs upon graduation will not be readily available because the program does not have a strong network. When you get an MBA at Stern, you get your moneys worth. In this program, I dont believe that you do. You have to forge opportunities for yourself, but with such a steep price tag, I think that that is wrong. Furthermore, consider that applying to PhD programs in clinical, counseling, and school psychology is competitive. You may have to apply multiple times. If that occurs, know that the job opportunities available to you will be low paying. Without licensure, you will be mainly suited to the work of an RA with a bachelors degree and your compensation will likely be capped in the $50-55k range (and that would be considered good pay with this degree). So, it may be more beneficial to go for a masters degree that will allow you to get licensed while pursuing research on the side. This option would give you insurance when you applyif you dont get in the first time you apply, you wont be stuck working as a glorified administrative assistant, youll be able at least to practice and earn a living. Ultimately, I got what I needed out of this program: a GPA boost, research experience, and acceptance into a PsyD program. But, it was a long haul. When I graduated from the program, the only offer I got was for a research coordinator position that would pay me $32,000. It was sickening to feel so under-valued. I also ended up having to apply two times. The first round, I received acceptances, but no funding. Finally, the second time I applied, I received an offer with funding. I got where I wanted to be, but I think I could have gotten there in a more efficient manner.
4.4 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art History
Graduation Year: 2014

I was incredibly satisfied with my experience at NYU. I grew up in New York City and always wanted to stay close to home because of the diversity, cultural institutions, and career opportunities. I think weather you are a native or looking to NYC as a great new adventure, NYU will provide you with the quality of instruction and academic resources necessary to make your experience an unforgettable one. I have kept in touch with many of my classmates and professors and actually succeeded in getting a position in my field of study. I had my choice of universities after high school, but the financial aid awarded to me by NYU was unmatched, and I honestly cannot imagine having a better experience at another school.
4.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Law
Graduation Year: 2017

My experience at NYU Law has been more challenging, and more rewarding, than I could have ever imagined. I am currently taking classes from Professor Bryan Stevenson, a brilliant lawyer whose work I deeply admire. His classes on Racial Justice and Eighth Amendment Litigation have been a highlight of my time in law school. Through NYU Law's excellent clinical opportunities, I have worked as an intern at organizations including the Legal Aid Society and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). I am grateful for these experiences because they helped me develop real-world skills to apply to my future career as a public interest lawyer. Finally, future students should know that NYU Law has a very helpful career advising program. The public interest career counselors were instrumental in offering guidance on summer positions and post-graduate positions.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2019

Silver School of Social Work is a community of diverse graduate students who provide one another with ongoing support and encouragement. I am truly grateful to be a part of a university that values my commitment to serving populations nationally and internationally.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2021

I greatly enjoy the rigor of the curriculum. The professors are very helpful and provide the necessary papers needed to start the research. As a first year PHD Student my days are often marked by intense studying, networking and discussions and work.
4.6 out of 5.0
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Degree: Civil Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017

NYU Tandon is a very promising and vibrant school Downtown Brooklyn. This campus is experiencing a new life from the merger with NYU. The investment in science, technology and engineering programs on this campus is very promising, and any student that goes here will see their diploma rise in value as the institution reaps the benefits from NYU's dedication to STEM. Furthermore, Tandon is NYU's cheapest school for tuition, and also has had the among the best ROIs for a degree in the country for a long time. I fully recommend NYU Tandon to anyone who is interested in Engineering and Science higher education.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Occupational Therapy Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

NYU is a really great school with a lot of diverse students. The teachers are intelligent, experienced clinicians with vast research background who only want the best for their students. Although the education is great, NYU is very expensive and does not provide much financial aid for their graduate school students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2018

NYU Silver School of Social Work Masters Program is an excellent social work program for anyone that wants to pursue a clinical social work career. The coursework is fairly rigorous, but professors are very accessible. NYU offers excellent instruction and excellent field placement opportunities for students.
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Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019

I am the second generation in my family to proudly attend NYU Steinhardt as a future teacher. I intend not only to address inclusivity of special education in my future classroom, I seek to improve my proficiency in culturally responsive teaching methodologies and use my experiences in Thailand to promote cultural diversity and awareness within education. NYU's duel certification coursework bridges research on cultural relevance with its successful implementation in classrooms. My professional development via courses such as Foundations of Curriculum for Diverse Learners, will play a critical role in my ability to navigate contemporary social and academic curriculum. This graduate degree allows me the opportunity to learn more about my own sociocultural biases while providing a framework that incorporates multiple paradigms. I specifically hope to focus on developing my masters research in culturally responsive behavioral systems and how they potentially link with cognitive dissonance. The supporting faculty for the program is equally as impressive and I love being at the epicenter of this diverse urban community.
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