The Gallatin School was created for the student whose academic interests cross the boundaries of traditional departments and who wishes to look at these interests through an interdisciplinary lens.
With the guidance of a faculty adviser, students combine course offerings in two or more academic disciplines or professional areas to construct an individualized and integrated program of study.
Although this page counts as page “i” of the preliminary pages, no page number appears on this page. A Table of Contents must be included if the thesis is 50 pages or longer.
Pagination All pages except the Title Page (page i) must have a page number.
This final product may take the form of an extended research paper, an artistic work or a professional project.
In each of these formats, the student displays what he or she has learned through the program in a rigorous and creative piece of work.Gallatin also offers course equivalency credit for prior learning, where mastery of comparable material in actual NYU courses can be demonstrated.The MA program at Gallatin culminates in the master’s thesis.If a student chooses to write a thesis, it requires eight courses and two research credits (597) for the completion of the master’s thesis.A thesis or research paper based on joint work with other researchers is allowed provided that, in such cases, a unique and separate document is presented by each degree candidate.Writing a thesis is optional for some master’s programs and not required.There are abundant opportunities for personalized interaction with faculty through research courses, independent studies, and seminars.University Style Guide for Master’s Thesis Two hard copies of the approved thesis must be submitted in separate, appropriate sized boxes or sealable envelopes to the Research and Academic Services (RAS) Office, 109 Towne Building. Font, Spacing, and Margin Requirements Any non-italic font 10-12 points in size should be used. For enhanced screen readability, use Arial (10pt), Courier New (10pt), Georgia (11pt), Times New Roman (12 pt), or Verdana (10pt) font.The thesis must be printed single-sided on acid-free white paper, 20 lb. For footnotes, figures, citations, charts and graphs, a font of 8 point or larger should be used.For the preliminary pages (dedication, acknowledgements, table of contents, lists of graphs, tables, and illustrations), use small Roman numerals (i, ii, iii, …).For the text and appendices (if any), use Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3, …).