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Graduate Admissions FAQs-Program Details

The total cost of a graduate program of study may vary, depending upon the number of credits required for that particular program and whether you are attending part-time or full-time in any given semester. For detailed information regarding our tuition and fee structure, please refer to the Tuition and Fees section of the website.

The fall term typically begins in early September, the spring term in mid-January, and the summer term in mid-May. The official academic calendar is available through the NYU Office of the Registrar.

The majority of the NYU School of Professional Studies classes meet Monday through Thursday in the evening, typically beginning around 6:20 p.m. Some programs have daytime, afternoon, and Saturday schedules as well. Most courses meet for two and a half hours, once per week for 15 weeks.

However, courses within the M.S. in Management and Systems and the M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development (and its corresponding graduate certificates) meet for six weeks, generally for three hours two nights per week. Online courses offered within both of these programs generally require students to log in to a live, interactive classroom for two to three hours two nights per week.

Classes are held at several NYU School of Professional Studies locations across the city which include:

  • The NYU Midtown Center, located at 11 West 42nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • The Woolworth Building, located downtown, on Broadway (between Park Place and Barclay Street) in Lower Manhattan near City Hall
  • 7 East 12th Street, the new on-campus home of the NYU School of Professional Studies, located in Greenwich Village.

For more information about these locations, please see Visit Us.

Full-time students generally complete their graduate program of study within two years. Part-time students can anticipate completing their programs within two to five years, depending upon how many courses they complete each semester.

Graduate certificates can be completed within one to three years.

Master’s degree students may pursue full-time or part-time study. Graduate certificates are completed on a part-time basis. International students on F-1 visas are required to study full-time and are only eligible to apply for master’s degree programs.