M.A. Student Housing


Columbia University owns and directly manages approximately 5,700 residential units in 143 buildings in the immediate vicinity of the Morningside Heights campus, and about 600 units in the vicinity of the Health Sciences campus in Washington Heights. Some of these units are available to graduate students through University Apartment Housing (UAH), though supply is limited.

Incoming Master's students in programs listed below are normally limited to one year of housing; up to one additional year may be granted in exceptional situations.

Decisions about housing for incoming Master's students are generally made in late June or early July; students will be either approved or placed on the housing waitlist. Offers are made to those on the waitlist from July through early September.

To apply for housing, complete the application on the UAH website. For your sign-up code and PID number, please refer to your acceptance letter.

For more information on University housing, see the UAH website.

List of Programs

Master's students in the programs below are eligible to apply for UAH housing.

  • African-American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Archaeology
  • Biotechnology
  • Classical Studies
  • Classics
  • Climate and Society
  • Conservation Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science Journalism
  • East Asia: Regional Studies
  • East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Economics
  • English and Comparative Literature
  • French and Romance Philology
  • Germanic Languages
  • Global Thought
  • Hispanic Cultural Studies
  • Human Rights Studies
  • International and World History (M.A./M.Sc. with London School of Economics)
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian
  • Jewish Studies
  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Regional Studies
  • Mathematics with a Specialization in the Mathematics of Finance
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  • Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
  • Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies
  • Modern European Studies
  • Museum Anthropology
  • Oral History
  • Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Religion
  • Russia, Eurasia and East Europe: Regional Studies
  • Russian Translation
  • Slavic Cultures
  • Slavic Languages
  • Sociology
  • South Asian Studies
  • Statistics