The New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) is a school within New York University (NYU) founded in 1886 by Henry Mitchell MacCracken, establishing NYU as the second academic institution in the United States to grant Ph.D. degrees on academic performance and examination. The School is housed in the Silver Center, several departments have their own buildings and houses around Washington Square. The graduate program at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, although run independently, is formally associated with the graduate school.
The School maintains several international houses to foster the study of international culture and languages, including:
There are approximately 1,600 Ph.D. students and 3,000 master's students enrolled in the Graduate School. Students hail from more than 200 undergraduate institutions, all fifty states, and from more than 100 other countries. GSAS has one of the largest and most diverse international student populations in the United States. International students represent between 40% and 45% of the student body. GSAS offers 48 programs and many interdisciplinary and advanced degrees, including doctorates, master's, and certificates.
The following Departments and Programs are offered: