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.


I intend to continue to study Public Policy and reflect on ways we can reform education so that we empower the youth through knowledge and character development.

Maith Salem Al Memari, Rhodes Scholar who will pursue a Master of Public Policy at University of Oxford

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.


  • Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi
  • Executive Affairs Authority
  • Google
  • Noon.com
  • PwC
  • Venture for America
  • Bayzat
  • Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine
  • Hult Prize Foundation
  • Invest2Innovate Andarkis Advisory Services

Grad Schools

  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Linköping University
  • Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Hong KongHertie School of Governance

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.

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

Student Highlight

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