International Coaching Federation
September 5, 2023

NYU SPS’ Master's in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting Receives International Coaching Federation Accreditation

The School’s MS Program is the First in the US to Receive Accreditation from the International Coaching Federation

NEW YORK, September 5, 2023 - - As more and more organizations and individuals realize the benefits of working with skilled and trained coaches and organizational consultants, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) today announced their MS in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting is the first master's program in the US to receive accreditation from the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

“The ICF accreditation underscores NYU Human Capital Management Programs' commitment to excellence and innovation. It is a momentous milestone that positions our graduates at the forefront of an ever-evolving profession,” said Anna Tavis, clinical professor and department chair of the Human Capital Management Department at NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business (DPB). “The ICF accreditation ensures that NYU SPS is setting the highest professional standards for the future generations of coaches and consultants.”

According to Dr. Woody Woodward, PhD, PCC, clinical assistant professor of Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting and director of the Coaching Innovation Lab at NYU SPS, “It is an exciting time for the professional practice of coaching. Having the NYU Executive Coaching & Organizational Consulting Master of Science program recognized by ICF as an accredited coach education and training provider is an important step in helping elevate executive coaching as a profession.”

In addition to the ICF Accreditation for the School’s MS  in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting, the NYU SPS Certificate in Executive Coaching and Certificate in Professional Coaching have been accredited and verified as being in complete alignment with the best practices of the world’s largest organization leading the advancement of the coaching profession and its role in society.

Founded in 1995, ICF and its 41,000-plus members located in more than 150 countries and territories work toward common goals of enhancing awareness of coaching and upholding the integrity of the profession through lifelong learning and upholding the highest ethical standards. Through the work of its six unique family organizations, ICF empowers professional coaches, coaching clients, organizations, communities, and the world through coaching.

“As the gold standard in education and training for the coaching profession, we are proud to partner with NYU SPS to ensure the coaches of tomorrow are adequately equipped with the right skills and knowledge to handle the increasingly complex challenges of today’s landscape,” said Luke Davis, ACC, vice president of ICF Coaching Education.

About the NYU SPS Programs in Human Capital Management
The NYU SPS Programs in Human Capital Management is a graduate and executive education program portfolio, including the MS in Executive Coaching & Organizational Consulting, MS in Human Resource Management and Development, and MS in Human Capital Analytics & Technology.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies
For nearly 90 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYU SPS) has been a deeply respected institution of higher education grounded in applied learning. 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 21 graduate degrees, 14 bachelor’s degrees for traditional and degree completion students, four associate degrees, and a plethora of continuing education courses and credentials.

Home to some of the largest and most prestigious industry conferences in the world, including the NYU SPS Institute on Federal Taxation, the Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Capital Markets Conference, REIT Symposium, and National Symposium of Women in Real Estate;  the Jonathan M. Tisch Center’s International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference, and the NYU Coaching and Technology Summit, the School’s invaluable connections to industry leaders is a truly distinguishing factor in the education that it provides. Through career development services and resources provided by the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, guest lecturers, site visits, participation in numerous conferences and events, and Global Field Intensives, students benefit from an NYU education that will set them apart. In addition, they have the opportunity to learn from and network with more than 41,000 NYU SPS alumni who live, work, and contribute to innovation in industries around the world. To learn more about NYU SPS, visit  


Michael DeMeo