Military Veterans & Active Duty Military Members

If you are a military veteran, an active duty member of the military or a family member of one, the Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies is the perfect place to earn or complete your degree.

Prepare for a Career During or After Military Service

As a veteran or an active duty member of the United States Armed Services, you have gained or are gaining invaluable experience in areas that are highly sought after by hiring managers. By completing a college degree through the NYU SPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies, you can transform these skills into a lifelong career in some of today's fastest-growing fields. For veterans, through the Yellow Ribbon Program in which NYU participates, you can gain veteran education benefits that will pay for the college education you have dreamed of attaining. For active duty members of the military, Military Tuition Assistance benefits are available.



Attend Our Instant Decision Days!

During these events, you will have the opportunity to meet with Admissions Officers to discuss your application and connect with an academic advisor who can provide guidance on transfer credits. Students with complete applications will receive a decision.

7:00 PM until 8:00 PM EDT

7:00 PM until 8:00 PM EDT

Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies Webinars

Join us in these two virtual sessions to learn more about the NYU SPS Wasserman Center for Career Development and how to navigate financial aid.

Career Resources at NYU SPS

6:00 PM until 7:00 PM EDT

Financial Aid 101: Simplifying the Financial Aid Process

6:00 PM until 7:00 PM EDT

How Can the Yellow Ribbon Program Help Veterans Earn or Complete Their College Degree?

The Yellow Ribbon Program is a feature of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. If your tuition exceeds what the Veterans Administration (VA) can pay and your school is a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program, the unpaid difference could be picked up by your school and the VA.

NYU Award: $10,000 • VA Match: $10,000
Total Award: $20,000

Visit the NYU Veterans Website for details and information about the NYU Veterans Community


The Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies offers undergraduate degree completion programs that are ideal for those who have served. These programs open doors to jobs for military veterans and acclimate them into the civilian workforce. Post 911 GI Bill benefits help to make the education we offer affordable and accessible. Award-winning career development services help to build confidence and connections for the next phase of your career and your life.

Online Bachelor's Degrees

  • Degrees in Leadership and Management (International Business and Global Management Studies Concentration); Information Systems Management; and the Social Sciences (Economics and Organizational Behavior and Change Concentrations)
  • Seamless credit transfer
  • Mix of asynchronous and live online classes, providing flexibility and connection to faculty, advisors, and classmates
  • Access to a full range of academic and career support services
  • Full-time, part-time, and evening schedules
  • No admissions tests or application fees

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and five professionally focused areas of study
  • Seamless credit transfer
  • On-site campus experience
  • Full-time, part-time, and evening schedules
  • No admissions tests or application fees

Associate Degrees

  • For students who have at least one gap semester from having earned their high school diploma
  • Choose from options that prepare you for a career or additional study at the Bachelor’s level
  • Online and in-person course options available
  • Tuition rates equivalent to community college
  • Full-time, part-time, and evening schedules

Call: 212-998-7100, Email: or set up a Zoom or Skype appointment. Our admissions team can help answer questions regarding your application, degree options, and military benefits.


Shakia Michelle Rose ‘20

Shakia Michelle Rose joined the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC), and later the Army Reserves while still in high school. Since 2011, she has been based in Afghanistan, working first as a Department of Defense civilian and then for a defense contractor. While she was extremely busy and often subjected to the dangers of working in a war zone, Shakia decided to complete her bachelor’s degree online through the NYU SPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies (DAUS). As a veteran and staff sergeant in the Reserves, she received Yellow Ribbon benefits to help pay for her education. Her online experience made it easy for her to take classes no matter what the circumstance. Shakia, made Dean’s List, and joined the NYU chapter of Alpha Sigma Lamda Honor Society. She was chosen as the NYU SPS undergraduate convocation speaker and hopes to utilize the skills she has acquired through DAUS in a leadership/management role in the Middle East.


When you enroll in the NYU SPS Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies, you join a learning environment that is more like a small college within a larger university. This provides a distinct advantage for you to attain individualized attention, to balance family and professional obligations, and to explore educational opportunities that combine your previous military experience with your preferred career path.

Dedicated Faculty Members >

  • Experts in their fields
  • Deeply committed to your success
  • Serve as teachers and mentors

Flexible Course Schedules

  • Online and on-site programs
  • Full- and part-time study
  • Courses held in the evening

Credit for Prior Learning

  • We evaluate transfer credit from examinations and prior coursework/experiences, including those on the Joint Services Transcript.
  • Review the Credit for Prior Learning policy.

Career Development Services >

  • Résumé evaluation/Career counseling
  • Mock Interviews/Internships
  • Access to job database

Academic Resources >

  • Academic advising
  • Full tutoring services
  • Academic enhancement workshops

Access to SPS & NYU Resources


What is the Post 911 GI Bill?

What is the Yellow Ribbon Program?

Is NYU a Yellow Ribbon School?

How does NYU SPS Help Military Veterans to Transition to Civilian Jobs?

Does NYU SPS Offer Academic Services for Military Veterans?

DAUS Faculty

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Kofi Afriyie

Clinical Associate Professor

Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

Donatella Delfino

Clinical Professor

Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

Elisa DiCaprio

Clinical Associate Professor

Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

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