Message from the Dean

Susan Greenbaum

For 85 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies has been a deeply respected institution of higher education that is grounded in applied learning. It has served as a source of empowerment for individuals from NYC, across the country, and around the world, who aspire to become the next generation of leaders and innovators of industry.


Throughout its rich history, NYUSPS has met the needs of the students and the professional communities it serves. From its early years, training returning World War II veterans to fulfill the nation’s urgent need for skilled technical workers, it has evolved into a professional education powerhouse that offers 20 graduate degrees, 13 bachelor’s degrees, four associate’s degrees, and a plethora of non-degree courses and credentials. It is focused on building skills that open doors to opportunities in emerging fields and global markets.


NYUSPS is a thought leader and serves as an incubator for new ideas in industries that are constantly changing. Its distinct brand of education is faculty-driven, student-focused, research-based, and centered upon practical application. The experiential learning and global focus it provides equips students with the knowledge and the skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive job market. NYUSPS faculty members are leading experts in their fields, with a hands-on approach that encourages students to push beyond their limits and to break new ground.


The School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders, who are innovators in their fields, is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field intensives, students benefit from unparalleled access to the top minds in their areas of specialization.  In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 27,000 NYUSPS alumni who live and work around the word.


I hope that you will take the time to explore the NYU School of Professional Studies website to gain a deeper understanding of all that makes this learning environment a place to pursue your passions and to acquire the knowledge that will serve you in your current professional endeavors and in the years to come.