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NYU Online Programs Help Adult Learners Complete College Degree

NEW YORK, July 14, 2009 —Two undergraduate programs at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) open new opportunities for adult students with prior college credits to earn a degree online.

“In these economic times especially, having a college degree is so critical to getting ahead and building a career,” says Divisional Dean Susan Kinsey of the NYU-SCPS Paul McGhee Division. “Our online program connects adult learners from across the country—in an accessible, convenient way—to the high-quality faculty and education at NYU-SCPS’s McGhee program for adults and empowers them to finally complete that degree.”

Students can choose one of four areas of study across two bachelor’s degree programs: Organizational Behavior and Communication within the B.A. in Social Sciences, or International Business, Human Resource Management, or Organizational Management and Development within the B.S. in Leadership and Management Studies.  These programs are online adaptations of curriculum developed and currently offered by the NYU-SCPS Paul McGhee Division, the University’s esteemed undergraduate program specifically for adult students.

Adults who have completed at least 40 to 64 credits at a regionally-accredited university may be eligible for admission.  Applications to the fall 2009 semester are being accepted this summer.

Offered through NYU-SCPS Online, students will access the same courses, faculty, and student resources (including the NYU library, academic advisement, and the like) as those attending in-person classes.  NYU-SCPS Online also delivers the School’s online master’s degree programs in Management and Systems and Human Resource Management and Technology and several non-credit programs in business, writing, and other subjects.

The McGhee online courses maximize student-to-faculty and student-to-student interactions with a variety of communications and technological tools. Further, explains Kinsey, the online classes use the same proven educational tools used in McGhee’s on-site courses—such as team projects, research papers, and peer-to-peer learning—to create a rich learning environment.

A description of curriculum and course offerings and admission requirements are available online at www.scps.nyu.edu/mcghee.online.

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Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.

 

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