Employment and Graduate Studies

Social Research and Public Policy majors will be regarded as excellent candidates for law school, and for graduate programs such as:

  • public policy
  • business school
  • public health
  • education
  • urban planning
  • social work

Graduates will have a good chance to land in jobs working for NGOs, in public service, urban planning, and community action. Its breadth and its emphasis on critical thinking and hands-on empirical research, especially research linked to policy questions, distinguish the major.


The NYUAD curriculum exposed me to a breadth of knowledge about a variety of disciplines. I am able to draw contributions from technology, philosophy, and science in working out solutions for the problems that governments everywhere face.

Mastewal Taddese Terefe, continued her studies at Oxford University

Where Are They Now?

Social Research and Public Policy graduates from NYU Abu Dhabi are working and in graduate schools around the world. This is just a small sample.


  • Andarkis Advisory Services
  • Avesta Group
  • Reddal
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Grad Schools

  • Hertie School of Governance
  • London School of Economics
  • University of California San Diego
  • University of Cambridge
  • Yenching Academy

NYU Abu Dhabi has allowed me to situate my studies in a broad, interdisciplinary context, attuned to transcontinental connections, comparisons, and exchange.

Julia Saubier, Yenching Scholar

The Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi works with students to help improve interpersonal skills, find internship and job opportunities, and prepare for graduate school.