Apply to a Graduate Program

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at the NYU School of Professional Studies. Our admission process is selective, and applicants are evaluated individually, based upon their ability to benefit from, and contribute to, the challenging learning environment that the School offers.

Once you have explored the NYU School of Professional Studies online or in person, and have decided upon your course of study, carefully review the step-by-step overview of the admissions process below and apply.

If you have questions about admissions or a program of study you are considering, we invite you to contact one of our admissions counselors, or call us at 212-998-7100.


Admissions Process

1. Confirm that you are eligible to apply

The NYU School of Professional Studies master’s degree programs are open to qualified candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university.

2. Note important dates on your calendar

Because the Office of Admissions operates on a rolling admissions basis, graduate applications are reviewed throughout the year, so you may apply at any time. However, we recommend adhering to the application submission dates (below) to allow you to begin your studies in the term to which you applied.

3. Prepare and submit your application

After submitting your online application, you will receive an email confirmation that includes instructions for checking your application status.

4. Explore financial aid options

5. Await your admissions decision

Typically, an admission decision is rendered within two to four weeks of the submission of your completed application beginning in:

  • March for the fall semester
  • September for the spring semester
  • February for the summer semester

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The application cycle is currently still open for the Spring 2019 semester. Domestic applicants have until December 15th to submit an application if they would like to begin their studies in the Spring. Please see the deadlines below for applicants interested in the 2019—2020 academic year.

Graduate Application Deadlines
(excluding Schack Institute of Real Estate and Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport)

Type Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Priority January 15, 2019
September 15, 2019
-
International Final April 1, 2019
October 1, 2019
March 1, 2020
Domestic Final July 1, 2019
November 30, 2019
March 1, 2020


Graduate Application Deadlines
(Schack Institute of Real Estate and Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport)

Type Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Priority January 15, 2019
September 15, 2019
-
International Final April 1, 2019
October 1, 2019
March 1, 2020
Domestic Final April 15, 2019
November 30, 2019
March 1, 2020
Note: Summer intake is not available for the MS in Global Affairs; MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime; MS in Hospitality Industry Studies; MS in Integrated Marketing; MS in Professional Writing; MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communications; MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media; MS in Sports Business; MS in Tourism Management; or MS in Translation.

International Students

6. Secure your visa and other important documents

  • Compile evidence of ability to finance your education in the United States.
  • Complete and return the Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE) included in your acceptance letter.
  • File for your visa with the U.S. Department of State.
  • Prepare for your transition into the NYU School of Professional Studies community by reviewing the NYU Guide for International Students.