Graduate Admissions FAQs-Application Process

All candidates who hold a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree from an accredited college or university are invited to apply to an NYU School of Professional Studies master’s degree. For more information about required application components, please visit Admissions Criteria.

The following components are required for submission in order to complete a master’s degree application:

  • A complete online application
  • A current résumé
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • International students are required to submit TOEFL scores and, if requested, an evaluation of foreign credentials to verify transcript equivalency to the US educational system. In addition, international applicants are required to participate in the VEPT an online English language test.
  • A $150 application fee

Standardized test scores such as the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT are not required upon submission of an application. However, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score for additional review of academic potential.

For additional details, please see Admissions Criteria.

For international students, the following components are required for submission in order to complete a master’s degree application:

  • A complete online application
  • A current résumé
  • A statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended
  • Transcript evaluation if the undergraduate studies was completed outside of the U.S.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is English. The IELTS may be submitted in place of the TOEFL. In addition, international applicants may be required to participate in the VEPT a 50-minute, online English language test, if they do not meet the department's requirements for the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • A $150 application fee

Standardized test scores such as the GRE, GMAT, or LSAT are not required upon submission of an application. However, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score for additional review of academic potential.

For additional details, please see Admissions Criteria.

Students who have previously attended a graduate program at the NYU School of Professional Studies and who have been out of school for one academic year are required to reapply online. The Office of Admissions evaluates the application for readmission, and the applicant will be notified by mail.

Graduate Application Deadlines
(excluding Schack Institute of Real Estate and Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport)

Type Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Priority January 15, 2019
September 15, 2019
-
International Final April 1, 2019
October 1, 2019
March 1, 2020
Domestic Final July 1, 2019
November 30, 2019
March 1, 2020


Graduate Application Deadlines
(Schack Institute of Real Estate and Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport)

Type Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Summer 2020
Priority January 15, 2019
September 15, 2019
-
International Final April 1, 2019
October 1, 2019
March 1, 2020
Domestic Final April 15, 2019
November 30, 2019
March 1, 2020
Note: Summer intake is not available for the MS in Global Affairs; MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime; MS in Hospitality Industry Studies; MS in Integrated Marketing; MS in Professional Writing; MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communications; MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media; MS in Sports Business; MS in Tourism Management; or MS in Translation.

In accordance with the NYU policy of becoming an environmentally sustainable institution, the NYU School of Professional Studies requires that all applicants apply online. We encourage you to upload supporting documents using the same online system. You may send any other printed supporting documents to: 

The NYU School of Professional Studies Office of Admissions
7 East 12th Street, Suite 921
New York, NY 10003

or

Email: nyusps.admissionsdocs@nyu.edu

To request an application fee waiver, please submit a written request to sps.gradadmissions@nyu.edu, detailing why you wish to be considered for the waiver. Additionally, you must submit financial documentation that demonstrates your financial hardship. Your request must be emailed prior to you submitting your application, not after submission and payment. The application fee is waived for US veterans, as long as they can provide documentation that indicates their service, and returning Peace Corps and AmeriCorps volunteers.

The Admissions Committee begins issuing admission decisions for the fall term in March, for the spring term in August, and for the summer term in January. Fall applicants who submit a complete application by February 1 are guaranteed an admission decision by March 15. Admission decisions for fall applications received or completed after February 1 will be issued after April 15. Applications received thereafter for the fall term will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and decisions are typically rendered within two to four weeks of receipt of a complete application. Admission decisions for summer and spring applications are typically made within two to four weeks after the Admissions Committee has begun the review process for your intended term of entry.

The Office of Admissions provides written decisions only and will not release a decision over the telephone.

All applicants who apply online are able to view their admission status using our online system. The Office of Admissions sends an email acknowledgment to all applicants upon receipt of an application. Instructions for checking your admission status are included in this acknowledgment email. Additionally, application status emails are sent to the applicant as application materials are received.

The status check in the online application is not automatically updated when your application is submitted. If you have just submitted your application, the Office of Admissions has not yet been able to process it and match it to any credentials submitted with your online application or received separately. The status check will be updated as your application is processed and will clearly indicate if your application is still being processed. It also will indicate if any documents are missing.

Transcripts will remain as incomplete if we have received unofficial copies.  We will use the unofficial copies to review your application.  However, if you are accepted, you will be required to submit the official transcript before the end of your first semester of enrollment.

You may apply to a graduate program during your last term of undergraduate study. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit an official transcript conferring your undergraduate degree within your first semester of study.

Yes. In order to conduct a complete and holistic review of an application, the Office of Admissions needs to evaluate transcripts from all institutions previously attended.

Transcript Submission for Domestic Applicants

Applicants submitting official transcripts (college/university) will be given priority during the application process. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted via fax or email or by uploading them to your online application. Applicants submitting unofficial transcripts may be admitted, but will not be able to enroll until they submit official documents.

Official transcripts must be submitted only via:

  • Electronic delivery from the undergraduate institution (i.e. Parchment.com, escrip-safe.com, Transcript Network Electronic Delivery)
  • Electronic delivery from the National Student Clearinghouse. (Institution must be listed on the NSC Electronic Exchange Registry)
  • Official paper document sent by the institution in a sealed, unopened envelope. The envelope(s) may be mailed directly by the institution(s) at which you studied or they may be delivered by you to the Office of Admissions.

Transcript Submission for International Applicants

Applicants submitting official transcripts will be given priority during the application process. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted via fax or email or by uploading them to your online application. Applicants submitting unofficial transcripts may be admitted, but will not be able to enroll until they submit official documents.

Evaluation of Foreign Educational Credentials
Each foreign transcript must be evaluated for equivalency to the US educational system for admission and transfer credit purposes. Evaluations are acceptable only from the following NACES accredited organizations:

  • Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
  • Educational Perspectives, nfp
  • Foreign Academic Credential Service, Inc.
  • Transcript Research
  • Span Tran
  • World Education (WES)

The NYU School of Professional Studies Office of Admissions
Fax: 212-995-4674
Email: nyusps.admissionsdocs@nyu.edu

The recommendation provider can upload their recommendation using the online application system. Once you include your recommender’s name and email address in the recommendation section of the online application system, your recommender will receive a secure link that will allow the recommender to submit an online reference. Using the online recommendation form will expedite the application process.

Alternatively, the recommender can send official letters of recommendation to the Office of Admissions by mail, fax or email.

The NYU School of Professional Studies Office of Admissions
7 East 12th Street, Suite 921
New York, NY 10003
Fax: 212-995-4674
Email: nyusps.admissionsdocs@nyu.edu

The NYU School of Professional Studies does not require standardized test scores, such as the GRE, the GMAT, or the LSAT. However, you may choose to submit test scores as further testament of your graduate school preparation. Additionally, we reserve the right to request a test score for additional review of academic potential. If such a request is made from the Office of Admissions, the submission of these scores becomes a requirement for the application.

Applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is English, are required to submit TOEFL scores. The IELTS test score report may be submitted in place of the TOEFL.

Standardized test scores from ETS (either for the GRE or theTOEFL) can be sent to us using our school code, 2557. If you are submitting a GMAT test score, you may submit your score to the “NYU School of Professional Studies.”

Although standardized test scores are not required for admission (except for the TOEFL for international students), should you wish to submit them, our preference is for the GRE or the GMAT test scores, although we will accept scores from the LSAT.

Applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is English and whose native language is not English, are required to submit TOEFL scores. The Office of Admissions will not accept scores that are older than two years. The IELTS test score report may be submitted in place of the TOEFL. In addition, international applicants are required to participate in the VEPT a 50-minute, online English language test.

The Office of Admissions requires all applicants who have not earned their entire four-year undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where English is the only primary language to submit TOEFL scores. If you would like an exemption from this policy, please submit your request in writing, detailing why the waiver should be granted. Typically, the Admissions Committee must have all other components of your application to make a determination on a TOEFL waiver. Waiver requests are only considered after the application has been submitted.

Recommendations can come from either academic or professional sources. If the applicant has not been in an academic setting for several years, professional recommendations can be submitted. The Office of Admissions does not accept recommendations from friends or family members. We encourage you to share some information with your recommendation providers about the program to which you are applying, so they can tailor their recommendation appropriately.

To reach an Admissions Officer, please call 212-998-7100 or email sps.gradadmissions@nyu.edu. Additionally, we can arrange a one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor if requested. Walk-in visitors are welcome from Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The NYU School of Professional Studies Office of Admissions
7 East 12th Street, Suite 921
New York, NY, 10003

For details about all the ways in which you can connect with us, see Request Information.

The NYU School of Professional Studies Office of Admissions hosts a number of events throughout the year in conjunction with our academic departments that are designed to provide prospective students with up-to-date and detailed information about our programs, the admissions process, financial aid, and more.

These events are a great way to connect with faculty members, students, alumni, and admissions counselors and to get a feel for the School's graduate student experience. Events are held in many different formats and in a variety of locations.

For an up-to-date event schedule, please visit Admissions Events.

If the program already is filled for the term of your choice when your application is received, or if your application is incomplete, an admissions counselor will be in contact with you and will offer to either move your application to the next available term or to withdraw your application from review. An applicant is never denied admission if the application is received late or if the program has filled. If the individual qualifies for admission, he/she will be accommodated during the next semester the program runs.

You will need your student ID number, included in your acceptance letter, in order to access your NetID.  To obtain and activate your NetID, visit start.nyu.edu. If you encounter difficulty in activating your NetID, contact the Help Desk for technical assistance at AskITS@nyu.edu or (212) 998-3333.

The link to complete your Candidate’s Response Form is located in your emailed acceptance letter. Complete this form and print the payment voucher. Mail the payment voucher and your check or money order, payable to New York University, to:

Office of Admissions
The NYU School of Professional Studies
7 East 12th Street, Suite 921
New York, New York 10003

If you are unable to print the payment voucher, you can still submit your deposit. Mail your check or money order, payable to New York University, and a cover letter indicating your name, student ID number (N Number), and the program to which you are admitted:

Office of Admissions
The NYU School of Professional Studies
7 East 12th Street, Suite 921
New York, New York 10003

You may defer your acceptance for up to one year. Please complete the online Candidate Response Form indicating your deferral and submit your deposit to secure your place in the program. Then send an email to sps.deferral@nyu.edu to request your deferral. Be sure to include the following:

  • Your full name
  • Your Student ID (N Number)
  • Program of study
  • Date your tuition deposit was sent
  • Semester to which you would like to defer