About NYU Steinhardt

The New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development was founded in 1890 to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation at the crossroads of these three fields. The School offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students to effect positive social change while pursuing meaningful careers in their areas of interest. NYU Steinhardt’s on-campus and online programs are taught by distinguished faculty who lead a dedicated community of scholars in the development of new ideas.

NYU Steinhardt at a Glance


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*from 59 countries, 47 US states and the District of Columbia, and from Puerto Rico, Guam, and the US Virgin Islands. This information reflects faculty and enrolled students as of September 20181.

Department of Occupational Therapy

The NYU Steinhardt Department of Occupational Therapy is one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and most highly rated2. We are committed to developing ethical, highly skilled students who will respond to society’s ever-changing needs as practitioners, leaders, scholars, and researchers in the field of occupational therapy. Graduates of the department are prepared not only to deliver the highest-quality care in a variety of professional settings but also pursue a range of leadership positions in the field.

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1 https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/about/at_a_glance arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference
2 U.S. News and World Report, Ranked 2016 arrow_upwardReturn to footnote reference