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Program Approval Process

Program Approval Pages

Office of Academic Program Review  

The Office of Academic Program Review and Assessment (OAPRA) is the University's liaison with educational authorities in New York State and other states in obtaining approvals to conduct educational activities either on site or through distance education. Individual schools are responsible for the preparation of required documents, which will be reviewed by APR before submission to the appropriate agency.

New programs and requests for program or title changes need whatever individual school and University approvals are required before being officially sent by the Dean's Office of the particular School to APR for review and submission to the New York State Education Department. However, APR will review drafts at any point during the internal NYU process.

Programs involving study abroad will also need approval from the Office of Global Affairs.

After OAPRA reviews a proposal, it will be submitted to the New York State Education Department. State approval normally takes one to three months, although program approvals in professional licensure fields may take longer.  

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