The mission of the New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is to provide a solid foundation in psychoanalytic theory both to students who are interested in going on to pursue psychoanalytic training and to those who plan to use their knowledge of psychoanalysis to enhance their work in a range of fields.

The field of psychoanalysis has changed in many ways since Freud’s groundbreaking work.  The master’s program of the New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis covers the evolution of the field from the early pillars of psychoanalytic theory through the discoveries and refinements of contemporary schools of thought.

In line with the principle that, in addition to being exposed to ideas and intellectual discourse, learning psychoanalytic theory involves self-reflection, the New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis provides a learning environment that fosters emotional attunement to self and others.

While the course of study in the master’s program is an academic one, exposure to the work of clinicians gives students an appreciation for the real-world application of psychoanalytic principles.  Courses are taught by practicing psychoanalysts who bring the theory to life with examples of the operation of the unconscious.

The New York Graduate School of Psychoanalysis is committed to furthering understanding of the unconscious forces that drive us, helping individuals resolve impediments to leading more fulfilling lives, and addressing the societal and cultural challenges we face.