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NYU Online Programs Help Adult Learners Complete College Degree

July 14, 2009

Two undergraduate programs at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) open new opportunities for adult students with prior college credits to earn a degree online.

“In these economic times especially, having a college degree is so critical to getting ahead and building a career,” says Divisional Dean Susan Kinsey of the NYU-SCPS Paul McGhee Division. “Our online program connects adult learners from across the country-in an accessible, convenient way-to the high-quality faculty and education at NYU-SCPS’s McGhee program for adults and empowers them to finally complete that degree.”

Students can choose one of four areas of study across two bachelor’s degree programs: Organizational Behavior and Communication within the B.A. in Social Sciences, or International Business, Human Resource Management, or Organizational Management and Development within the B.S. in Leadership and Management Studies. These programs are online adaptations of curriculum developed and currently offered by the NYU-SCPS Paul McGhee Division, the University’s esteemed undergraduate program specifically for adult students.

Adults who have completed at least 40 to 64 credits at a regionally-accredited university may be eligible for admission. Applications to the fall 2009 semester are being accepted this summer.

Offered through NYU-SCPS Online, students will access the same courses, faculty, and student resources (including the NYU library, academic advisement, and the like) as those attending in-person classes. NYU-SCPS Online also delivers the School’s online master’s degree programs in Management and Systems and Human Resource Management and Technology and several non-credit programs in business, writing, and other subjects.

The McGhee online courses maximize student-to-faculty and student-to-student interactions with a variety of communications and technological tools. Further, explains Kinsey, the online classes use the same proven educational tools used in McGhee’s on-site courses-such as team projects, research papers, and peer-to-peer learning-to create a rich learning environment.

A description of curriculum and course offerings and admission requirements are available online at www.scps.nyu.edu/mcghee.online.


About the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies-Established in 1934, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) is among the several colleges and schools that comprise New York University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States. Through its faculty, curricula, and vibrant professional and academic networks, NYU-SCPS captures the expertise of key sectors where New York leads globally: Real Estate; Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management; Global Affairs; Philanthropy; Communications Media, Publishing, Design, and Digital Arts; Business, Marketing, and Finance; and the Liberal and Applied Arts, among others. Rigorous and timely programs in these and related areas attract undergraduate and graduate students immersed in university life, working professionals in 14 graduate degrees, and New Yorkers of all backgrounds enrolled in approximately 2,500 continuing education courses, certificate programs, conferences, and seminars annually. NYU-SCPS is widely considered to be the most complete example of NYU’s founding commitment to be “In and Of the City”-and “In and Of the World.”

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