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Sarah Lawrence College

  • Bronxville, NY
  • Private
  • Suburban
  • 87%13%
    student ratio
  • 334
    total students
  • Not Reported
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition


Graduate Studies at Sarah Lawrence College

The Graduate Studies department at Sarah Lawrence College -- a private, coeducational institution -- provides programs that build students' intellectual capacity and sharpen their professional skills.

It serves approximately 340 students from across the country and around the world.

This small, but diverse, department encompasses an academically and socially rich environment that is built upon a foundation of intellectual and creative risk-taking, respect for others, and commitment to service.

Master's Programs at Sarah Lawrence College

Sarah Lawrence College offers 10 master's degree programs that prepare students for academic, artistic, and professional careers. All graduate programs emphasize individual scholarship and intensive collaboration with faculty members.

Courses are taught in small seminars that create an interactive learning environment and encourage the sharing of ideas and experiences.

In addition, most of the programs require a master's project that is based on research or creative work and many require fieldwork or practicums.

Renowned Master's Degree in Human Genetics

Sarah Lawrence College is home to the nation's first program in human genetics. In fact, more than half of the country's genetic counselors were trained at the college.

The school's well-established Master of Science (M.S.) program takes an interdisciplinary approach that enables students to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge while developing research, analytical, and communication skills.

The Innovative Master of Arts in Women's History

The first of its kind in the nation, the Master of Arts in Women's History program introduces students to literature in women's history, feminist theory, and gender studies.

Students also become proficient in historical research and interpretation and are encouraged to integrate scholarship with activism within the Sarah Lawrence College community and the larger world.

Excellent internship opportunities at organizations such as the New York Historical Society help prepare students for careers in research, journalism, public history, teaching, and social advocacy.

Joint Degree in Women's History and Law

In cooperation with Pace University Law School, Sarah Lawrence offers a joint degree in women's history and law in which students earn an M.A. and a J.D. (Juris Doctorate).

Students develop solid procedural and lawyering skills while acquiring a comprehensive understanding of women's issues.

They graduate with the expertise needed to establish careers as attorneys, advocates, activists, lobbyists, and educators.

The Art of Teaching Program

Individuals in the Art of Teaching program earn a Master of Science in Education and acquire the tools needed to take a child-centered, culturally-sensitive approach to educating students.

They also develop a strong background in current educational theory and gain valuable experience through classroom observation, teaching practice, and research.

The Child Development Program

The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Child Development program combines in-depth study of primary child development theories with extensive fieldwork.

Students study children in a variety of social contexts and environments and are involved with research throughout the program. They learn from principal sources -- including journals, contemporary research, and writings from leading psychologists -- as opposed to textbooks.

Dual Master's Degree in Social Work and Child Development

In conjunction with New York University, Sarah Lawrence College also offers a graduate program that leads to both Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Child Development degrees.

Students complete 1 year of study in child development theory and observational fieldwork at Sarah Lawrence College before starting social work courses and clinical fieldwork.

Master's Degree Program in Dance

Students in the 2-year Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Dance program receive a well-balanced education that exposes them to the perspectives of the performer, creator, and observer of dance.

The M.F.A. in dance curriculum includes seminars in reading, writing, and research; choreographic inquiry; and daily practice in contemporary dance, classical ballet, and African dance.

The Groundbreaking Master of Arts in Health Advocacy

In 1980, Sarah Lawrence established the nation?s first Master of Arts in Health Advocacy program. This interdisciplinary program includes coursework in the theory and practice of advocacy, physiology, history, law, economics, health policy, and ethics.

A rigorous curriculum and in-depth field placements train students for work as patient representatives, ombudsmen, educators, health advisers, and policy advocates.

Master of Fine Arts in Theatre

Students in the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre program develop individual courses of study that may include courses in acting, the Alexander Technique, directing, improvisation, creation of original work, playwriting, puppetry, theatre history, and design.

The program also includes a community outreach component.

Master of Fine Arts in Writing

The M.F.A. in Writing program focuses on the art and craft of writing as opposed to the study of literature. It includes 3 concentrations: fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

The program makes it possible for students to develop their personal voices while honing their writing and critical thinking skills.

Accomplished Faculty Members

Sarah Lawrence College's graduate faculty members are accomplished educators, writers, advocates, artists, and communicators. As teachers, advisers, leaders, and experts, they are committed to helping their students excel academically and personally.

For example, Dr. Jan Drucker, a faculty member in the Art of Teaching program, is a clinical and developmental psychologist. Her professional writings focus on clinical work in children.

Her colleague in the dance program, Emily Devine, has performed with Dan Wagoner and Dancers and teaches dance and movement workshops in several countries including Canada, France, Sweden, and the United States.

A Path to Intellectual Growth

Located in Yonkers, NY, near the village of Bronxville in the northern region of the nation, Sarah Lawrence College (SLC) is situated on 40 picturesque acres of land and is just a half-hour commute from New York City.

Established in 1926, this liberal arts college focuses on helping students absorb "great ideas" that can be applied to their lives, rather than "just admired."

SLC is home to more than 1,500 students who are part of an academic community that emphasizes faculty mentorship, individualized programs of study, small class sizes, and applied learning.

Location & Contact

Sarah Lawrence College

1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708-5999
United States

Mr. Emanual Lomax

Director of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 914-395-2371

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Colleges, Departments, and Programs

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students334
    • Female Percentage87%
    • Male Percentage13%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students334
    • Part-time Percentage22%
    • Full-time Percentage78%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / LatinoNot Reported
    • Black / African AmericanNot Reported
    • White / CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian / Alaskan NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • UnknownNot Reported


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty134
    • Full-time Percentage0%
    • Part-time Percentage100%
    • Female Percentage58%
    • Male Percentage42%




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