An accelerated degree means students can complete a graduate degree in one year of full-time study. Typically, a Master’s degree requires two years of full-time study.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an accelerated degree?
Which semesters do you offer courses?
We offer courses in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.
Can I apply for a Spring or Summer entry?
We only have Fall intake to ensure a cohort model.
I want to pursue the program part-time. How long would it take me to complete the degree?
Part-time students can successfully complete the degree in its entirety within 2 years. However, students have up to five years to complete the degree should they require additional time.
How many credits is the HCAT degree?
The HCAT degree is 30 credits. The program consists of 14 courses. Core courses are 3 credits each while electives are 1.5 credits each.
What is a STEM-designated program?
The STEM designation is assigned by the US Department of Education to programs that develop quantitative or technical competencies grounded in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) as part of a federal strategy to grow literacy, innovation, and employment in those fields. International students studying on F-1 visas qualify for an extended optional practical training (OPT) period post-graduation. For more information on OPT, please visit this page.
Is the HCAT degree a STEM-designated program?
Yes! HCAT is officially STEM-designated.
Is this degree fully online?
The majority of the HCAT degree is online with the exception of People and Organization Management, a week-long immersive residency course and Capstone.
Is Capstone always in-person?
Capstone is typically offered in-person. However, if you have a company in your locale that is willing to partner with you on a research project (and the project is approved by the Academic Department), then we can make arrangements to develop an online section.
People and Organization Management is an immersive residency course. What does that entail?
People and Organization Management is a required 5-day, in-person course that meets from Tuesday through Saturday. This is an opportunity for full-time and part-time students to meet and work together in-person as a cohort. For five full days, there will be field site visits, meetings with visiting industry professionals, and in-class workshops facilitated by an NYU professor. For Fall 2020, the dates will be September 8th - 12th.
What if I can’t attend some or all of the 5-day in-person People and Organization Management course?
Students are required to attend all 5 days of the course. As the course is a requirement to begin the program, we recommend applying for the following year if you aren’t available for the duration of the course.
Is the Internship required?
The Internship is considered an elective and is not required. However, should students find a work opportunity that allows them to apply techniques learned in the program, we recommend they enroll in the internship course to earn academic credit for their experience. Students are advised to consult their Academic Advisors before pursuing an internship opportunity for academic credit.
I’m an international student. Do I qualify for a student visa?
A student visa is only applicable and issued to attend the People and Organization Management immersive residency course and Capstone.
What are the deadlines to apply?
Priority Notification: January 15
International Applicants: April 1
Domestic Applicants: July 1
What is the cost to attend the program?
NYU updates tuition rates every academic year. To review the current tuition and fees, please click here.
I’m ready to apply! Where do I start?
You can begin your application process here.