Thank you for your interest in graduate study at NYU Steinhardt. Follow the steps below to apply for a master's, doctoral, or advanced certificate degree program

How to Apply

1. Prepare Your Application

Start by selecting your program of interest to see the application guide and review the admissions instructions and requirements.

Educational Leadership

MA in Educational Leadership: School Building Leader
MA in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy
EdD in Educational Leadership
PhD in Educational Leadership
EdD in Leadership And Innovation

Educational Communication and Technology

MA in Digital Media Design for Learning
MS in Games for Learning
PhD in Educational Communication and Technology
Advanced Certificate in Digital Media Design for Learning

Higher and Postsecondary Education

MA in Higher and Student Affairs
EdD in Higher Education Administration
PhD in Higher and Postsecondary Education

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2. Apply

Begin your application by following the instructions to create an account. You can start working on it, save it, and use your login information to return to it later. You will be asked to submit the application fee using a major credit card.  

You may need to submit transcripts, a statement of purpose, a résumé or CV, letters of recommendationtest scores, and supporting materials such as supplemental essays or a portfolio. For more detailed instructions, see the application guide page for your program.

After you fill in and upload all the required information, you can submit your completed application. You will be prompted to pay the application fee by major credit card and will see your application status change from “saved” to “submitted.” Please print the submitted status screen for your records. If your application status is listed as submitted, your application has been successfully sent.

If your program of interest requires standardized test scores, you must request your official scores be sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

Mailing Additional Items
If any remaining application materials need to be mailed to our office, mail the materials together in a single mailing using this document cover sheet. Items received without the cover sheet take longer to process and match to your application. Please do not mail your materials in binders or folders.

Materials must be received by, not postmarked by, the stated deadline. Only completed applications will be considered and reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Due to high volume, we are unable to confirm receipt of mailed materials.

3. Receive Your Admission Decision 

You will be notified about your decision by email. Typically, decisions will start going out in late November for Spring semester enrollment and in late March or early April for Summer or Fall enrollment. You may learn of your decision before or after this timeline.