Message from the Associate Dean Douglas Harrison

If you’re reading this, you’re likely one of the largest population of learners seeking higher education today—a transfer student seeking to complete a degree; a working adult looking to upskill in your career or reskill into a new professional pathway; someone affiliated with the military; a first-generation learner; or any other learner whose experience and background mean you are not seeking to start college immediately after high school.

The Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies (DAUS) is designed for you.

DAUS offers programs at the associate’s and bachelor’s level in sought-after fields including technology, management, leadership, real estate, and business. Across DAUS programs, you’ll be immersed in professionally relevant learning focused on the application of in-demand skills, with access to career support to connect what you learn, know, and can do with the boundless opportunities within and beyond New York City. Indeed, 95% of DAUS graduates are employed after graduation. And all DAUS programs are grounded in core educational requirements focused on the enduring skills that ensure you not only succeed professionally now but have the adaptability and flexibility to change with the jobs of the future.

You will learn from experts in the fields in which you study—faculty who have years of rich experience and connections, giving you access to the most relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed and connecting you to your expert faculty’s professional networks.

DAUS students can transfer up to 80 credits from prior college learning, speeding up the time to complete your degree and lowering costs. Students also have access to generous scholarship opportunities—on top of eligible financial aid. Peer tutors can support your progress, and a dedicated team of professional advisors guide you through each step of the journey to graduation.

I am delighted you are considering DAUS, and the Associate Dean’s office is here and ready to help you find the right program and plan for your goals in life and work. You have my best wishes for every professional success.

Douglas Harrison, PhD

Associate Dean
Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
NYU School of Professional Studies

Douglas Harrison, Associate Dean