About NYU Steinhardt

NYU Steinhardt's one-of-a-kind integration of education, communication, health, and the arts puts us at the heart of a movement: education for social change.

Steinhardt students are passionate about helping others.

Our mission is to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of culture, education, and human development. We exemplify NYU’s commitment to be of public service.

Our academic programs are ranked among the country's best.

NYU Steinhardt's undergraduate programs in applied psychology, studio art, teacher education, health, media studies, music and music professions, and educational theatre combine inquiry in the liberal arts and sciences with study abroad and hands-on learning.

Our master's programs in applied psychology, education, health, media, music and performing arts professions, and the arts and arts professions attract recent college graduates, established professionals seeking licensure or certification, and career changers.

Advanced certificate programs allow you to pursue study in specialized areas of applied psychology, art, education, music and performing arts, and physical therapy.

We offer PhD programs that prepare graduates for careers in academic research and teaching, as well as professional doctoral programs for advanced practice in educational leadership, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

We're redefining holistic education.

Our students belong to a strong and supportive community of scholars – a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the exploration of new ideas. Our faculty lead in their professional fields and collaborate across academic disciplines: teachers working with psychologists and health professionals, musicians with speech pathologists, educators with visual artists. They work with students to research topics like the effects of immigration on learning, childhood nutrition and obesity, and how digital media is transforming social relationships. Our research institutes impact scholarship and policies around the globe. 

At Steinhardt, learning takes place in and out of the classroom.

For more than a century, we’ve been building partnerships in our community: with local schools, families, community agencies, arts organizations, cultural institutions, and healthcare facilities. A Steinhardt education consists of rigorous classroom study as well as interning at New York City’s top media companies, clinical placements at renowned hospitals, or student teaching in one of the world’s most diverse school systems. It means unrivaled opportunities for professional training and career advancement. 

We prepare you to lead in a global society. 

Like the city we call home, our faculty, students, and staff represent an extensive range of backgrounds, viewpoints, and perspectives. And though our roots go deep in New York, our work at home is influencing – and influenced by – our connections abroad. Each semester, hundreds of students study abroad in our global programs, in cities like Shanghai, Accra, Buenos Aires, Paris, and Sydney. Every day, Steinhardt graduates continue to change the world.