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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.

Recommended Application Submission Dates

Fall Semester

International Early Decision: Feb 1
International Final Date: April 15

Domestic Early Decision: Feb 1
Domestic Final Date: Aug 1

Spring Semester

International Early Decision: Aug 15
International Final Date: Oct 1

Domestic Early Decision: Oct 15
Domestic Final Date: Dec 15

Summer Semester

International Early Decision: Jan 15
International Final Date: Mar 1

Domestic Early Decision: Feb 15
Domestic Final Date: May 1

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 (at right) 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


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.