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Social Sciences at New York University

What traits are you looking for in a social sciences school? To help you decide if New York University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's social sciences program.

NYU is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 52,775. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 934 students received a bachelor's degree in social sciences from NYU.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Social Sciences section at the bottom of this page.

NYU Social Sciences Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences
  • Doctorate Degree in Social Sciences

Online Classes Are Available at NYU

Online courses are a good option for students who need a more flexible schedule that allows them to pursue an education when and where they want. Whether you're going to school part-time or full-time, you may find distance education the right choice for you.

NYU does offer online education options in social sciences for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

NYU Social Sciences Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the social sciences progam at NYU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The social sciences major at NYU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Social Sciences. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Social Sciences Master’s Degree Schools 64

In 2021, 301 students received their master’s degree in social sciences from NYU. This makes it the #9 most popular school for social sciences master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 47 students who received their doctoral degrees in social sciences, making the school the #14 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Social Sciences Student Demographics at NYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the social sciences majors at New York University.

NYU Social Sciences Bachelor’s Program

54% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 46% of social sciences bachelor's degrees went to men and 54% went to women. The typical social sciences bachelor's degree program is made up of only 44% men. So male students are more repesented at NYU since its program graduates 2% more men than average.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a bachelor's in social sciences.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 152
Black or African American 67
Hispanic or Latino 130
White 211
International Students 277
Other Races/Ethnicities 97

NYU Social Sciences Master’s Program

60% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The social sciences program at NYU awarded 301 master's degrees in 2020-2021. About 40% of these degrees went to men with the other 60% going to women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from New York University with a master's in social sciences.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 17
Black or African American 10
Hispanic or Latino 21
White 70
International Students 165
Other Races/Ethnicities 18

NYU also has a doctoral program available in social sciences. In 2021, 47 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Social Sciences

The following social sciences concentations are available at New York University. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from New York University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Economics 548
Political Science & Government 244
International Relations & National Security 182
Other Social Sciences 88
Sociology 78
General Social Sciences 61
Anthropology 45
Urban Studies 33
Archeology 3

Careers That Social Sciences Grads May Go Into

A degree in social sciences can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for New York University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists 63,520 $77,230
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Social Science Research Assistants 6,290 $49,000
Social Sciences Professors 2,570 $101,250


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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