Master's Programs

NYU Shanghai offers five master's programs in collaboration with other schools of NYU. The programs award NYU degrees.

For certain programs, students will apply to the NYU partner school while for others, students will apply to the Graduate Admissions Office at NYU Shanghai. Each program has specific admission requirements and procedures so you should read carefully the information that pertains to each program. We invite you to learn more below.

Data Analytics & Business Computing
Joint NYU Master of Science in Data Analytics & Business Computing with Stern School of Business

NYU Shanghai’s Master of Science in Data Analytics & Business Computing is one of two specialized global master programs jointly offered with the NYU Stern School of Business. The other program is in Quantitative Finance.

 

These programs are 1-year, full-time courses of study which begin with a Summer term at NYU Stern in New York City, followed by Fall and Spring semesters at NYU Shanghai. The programs offer a China and Asia focus, and are designed for pre-experience students or recent college graduates. Upon graduation, students receive a NYU-granted Master of Science degree, recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

 

The MS in Data Analytics & Business Computing teaches students to use a data-driven approach to solve business challenges in today’s era of big data through an interdisciplinary curriculum in business, data science and management science. Through the program, students will gain knowledge in quantitative and technical methods as well as further develop their strategic and business management skills to lead in the increasingly data-driven world.

 

For more information and to learn how to apply, please visit this page.

Interactive Media Arts
Joint NYU Master of Arts in Interactive Media Arts with Tisch School of the Arts

NYU Shanghai’s Master of Arts in Interactive Media Arts (IMA) is a one-year degree jointly offered with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts focusing on the production, application, and understanding of interactive media for creative expression and critical engagement. 

 

The program involves 2 online semesters in the Fall and Spring paired with 3 global residencies at NYU Shanghai (Summer 2020), NYU Berlin (January 2021), and NYU New York (Summer 2021). Infused across the entire experience are a curricular emphasis on context and connectivity along with a spirit of experimentation, collaboration, and community. By traversing a series of locations and environments, both physical and digital, students acquire an active understanding of the current global landscape of computational media and technology.

 

The program is designed for highly motivated self-directed students of any nationality including teachers, artists, creatives, policy-makers and other working professionals. While technical and/or artistic experience are welcomed, people from all backgrounds and experience levels are encouraged to apply. The program’s format allows students to earn their graduate degree with limited sacrifice to employment opportunities.

 

With the support of faculty and staff, each international and diverse cohort will share a unique global experience exploring the intersection of emerging media and humanistic values, participating in a workshop-style approach to learning, and engaging in the design and development of interactive projects that involve the creative use of software, hardware and digital media. Upon graduation, students will receive an NYU-granted MA degree, recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.  

 

For more information and to learn how to apply, please visit this page.

Quantitative Finance
Joint NYU Master of Science in Quantitative Finance with Stern School of Business

NYU Shanghai’s Master of Science in Quantitative Finance is one of two specialized global master programs jointly offered with the NYU Stern School of Business. The other program is in Data Analytics & Business Computing.

 

These programs are 1-year, full-time courses of study which begin with a Summer term at NYU Stern in New York City, followed by Fall and Spring semesters at NYU Shanghai. The programs offer a China and Asia focus, and are designed for pre-experience students or recent college graduates. Upon graduation, students receive a NYU-granted Master of Science degree, recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

 

The MS in Quantitative Finance prepares students for the rapidly evolving professional marketplace in the field of finance. Through the rigorous curriculum, students will acquire deep knowledge in a broad range of topics relevant to today’s modern global financial architecture, from trading and product design, to underwriting and securitization, to asset management and corporate financial management, and many others.

 

For more information and to learn how to apply, please visit this page.

Social Work
Joint NYU Master of Social Work with Silver School of Social Work

NYU Shanghai and NYU Silver’s joint MSW program at Shanghai and New York provides the opportunity for students of any nationality to experience an innovative global MSW education. The program consists of a generalist practice curriculum in Shanghai followed by a specialized practice curriculum in clinical social work in New York City. Extended immersion in Shanghai and New York allows students to critically reflect on cultural, social, and economic similarities and differences between these two environments, and it enhances their learning about and capacity for culturally appropriate practice. 

Students also participate in a total of 1200 hours of field learning experience. In Shanghai, field placements at local social service agencies and hospitals not only feature bilingual (English and Mandarin) opportunities, but also provide a focus on emerging social issues in China today. New York field placements provide a complementary focus on social and clinical issues within a US context. Upon graduation, students will receive an NYU-granted MSW degree, recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education. 

For more information and to learn how to apply, please visit this page.   

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Joint NYU MA in TESOL with Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

NYU Shanghai’s joint Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development provides an alternative track within NYU Steinhardt’s MA TESOL program allowing students to attend their courses in Shanghai and online, and to complete a summer immersion in New York City. The two-year program is designed to accommodate in-service teachers and working professionals in China with courses offered typically on Saturdays during the Fall and Spring terms, and at varying times during the Summer immersion.

 

The program will help students to deepen their expertise as English teachers for children and adolescents, from kindergarten through high school, and help students advance their leadership skills in and out of the classroom. The curriculum, taught entirely in English, is grounded in pedagogical methods from the United States and tailored to Chinese contexts. Students will learn from American-trained NYU Steinhardt and NYU Shanghai faculty who have expertise in second and foreign language acquisition research, methodology and years of experience working with Chinese students. Upon graduation, students receive a NYU-granted MA in TESOL degree, recognized by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

 

For more information and to learn how to apply, please visit this page