Graduate Admissions

Welcome! We are pleased you are interested in graduate study at NYU.

Applying to the Graduate Division involves the completion of an online application form and the submission of required materials by a specific deadline. Some of the materials will be submitted via electronic attachment to the online application, while others will be mailed. Certain materials are required from all applicants, while others are required from only some applicants. For these reasons, it is important that all applicants review the Admission 2016 Graduate Division Application Instructions carefully to ensure that they comply with all application procedures and submit all required materials in a timely manner. Applications are reviewed only after all required materials are received.

Prospective students are permitted to apply only once, and to only one program of study, during an annual application cycle (September to June). 

Graduate Division Application Checklist

Application Form and Fee

  • NYU Online Application
    - Submitted via the LSAC website
    - Do not mail a printed copy of your completed online application
  • Application Fee
    - The $80 application fee is in addition to the service fees charged by LSAC and is payable by credit card on the LSAC website
    - The application fee is non-refundable and will not be credited toward tuition if an applicant is offered admission

Materials Submitted via Electronic Attachment

The following materials must be electronically attached to the online application form before submitting the application via the LSAC website. Do not mail any materials which are submitted via electronic attachment.

  • Personal Statement
  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
  • Hauser Global Scholarship essay (if applicable)
  • JSD Sample Research Paper (if applicable) 
  • JSD Proposal of Study (if applicable)
  • Addendum (if applicable)

Materials Mailed to the LSAC LLM Credential Assembly Service

We strongly recommend that applicants arrange for their materials to be received at LSAC two weeks before the application deadline. Translations are required for documents in a language other than English. Do not mail to NYU any materials, or copies of materials, which are submitted to LSAC.

  • Official Transcripts and Class Rank Statement 

    -Sent from educational institution(s) with required form to LSAC
    - Review LSAC instructions carefully regarding the submission of transcripts
    - Include any transcripts from Exchange Institutions

  • English Proficiency Test Score (if applicable)
    - Only official TOEFL or IELTS score(s) issued from the test agency to LSAC are acceptable
    - TOEFL test-takers should provide institution code 8395 to ETS for reporting to LSAC
    - IELTS test-takers should arrange for the test center to electronically report to LSAC
  • Recommendation Letter(s)
    - Sent from recommender to LSAC
    - Via LSAC website, ensure appropriate letter(s) are assigned to NYU
    - Provide careful instructions to recommenders regarding appropriate forms and letters