Be Part of a Dynamic CommunityNYU Stern's doctoral students constitute a small, but highly dynamic and diverse community of scholars in training who thrive in an atmosphere of intellectual rigor, collaboration and support. Students come from diverse cultural, educational and professional backgrounds, but all of them share a passion for asking and answering important questions.
The small size of the program and culture of mutual support fosters close-knit, supportive friendships among colleagues. Meanwhile, the wider community of NYU and New York City provides almost limitless avenues for PhD students to explore individual interests.
The Community at NYU SternStern Ph.D. students enter a highly personalized academic environment. With 5 to 25 students per department, and a supportive environment that starts with the faculty, students develop collaborative and supportive relationships with one another. Over the course of the program, students not only become life-long friends and colleagues with their classmates, but they become respected colleagues of the faculty.
Students interact regularly with students in other Stern departments through classes, reading groups, and program-wide social events, like Ph.D. office-sponsored happy hours at local pubs and Ph.D. student-organized athletics events. Students are also integral members of the Stern School as a whole, as full members of their academic department, participants in conferences, and instructors or TAs for Stern undergraduate and MBA students.