Graduate Admissions FAQs-Program Details

Classes typically begin in early September for the fall, in mid-January for the spring term, and mid-May for the summer term. 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 MS in Management and Systems and the MS in Human Resource Management and Development 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 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 enrolled in a 42 credit program 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.

Master’s degree students may pursue full-time or part-time study. International students on F-1 visas are required to study full-time.