History & Mission
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies has fostered a rich tradition of serving the City and the world, by providing educational experiences that prepare students who are just beginning on their career path, as well as those who are seasoned veterans. Through undergraduate and graduate degrees, career advancement courses, certificate programs and diploma programs that span a plethora of industry-related disciplines, the School has shaped the very landscape of professionally oriented education. In the classroom, in the field, and online, our programs have inspired the next generation of leaders, to innovate, communicate, and succeed in a constantly changing world that offers limitless opportunity.
The NYU School of Professional Studies offers undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs, career advancement courses, certificate programs and diploma programs in a wide range of professionally oriented areas of study. All programs are designed to meet the academic and the professional needs of students throughout their lives and their careers.
Academic departments offer programs that provide a theoretical and practical education–one that is enhanced by rigorous curricula. Classroom learning is translated into real-world contexts by a cadre of outstanding faculty members who are leading practitioners in their fields.