Whether you’re interested in continuing your education without pursuing a full degree, committed to advancing your professional skills, or excited by the chance to take graduate courses at NYU for transfer credit to your current institution, we’re thrilled to welcome you.
Opportunities for non-degree-seeking and visiting students at NYU are many, but they do vary across our graduate and professional schools. Below, you’ll find some general information regarding school-specific opportunities. While this is a great place to start, you’ll want to reach out directly to the school or department you’re interested in for more detailed and comprehensive information.
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Opportunities by school
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi does not accept non-degree-seeking students at this time.
Center for Data Science
Non-degree-seeking students may enroll for a maximum of 12 points of credit over no more than three consecutive semesters.
Please note that applications to programs in the Center for Data Science are processed by the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP)
Non-degree-seeking students can pursue a 12-credit Advanced Certificate, completed over three semesters. This program is designed for those who want to complement previous graduate studies with applied work in urban informatics, or those with a bachelor’s degree and work experience who want to explore the capabilities of urban informatics.
College of Dentistry
Visiting international students are invited to shadow current NYU dental students who are enrolled in post-graduate programs for one to three days.
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Non-degree-seeking students may take up to four classes in the Department of Mathematics at Courant. They may also take classes in the Department of Computer Science by formally applying regardless of whether or not they are pursuing a degree.
Please note that applications to programs in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences are processed by the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS)
Each year, a small number of non-degree-seeking students are accepted to study at the Graduate School of Arts and Science. These students are able to enroll for a maximum of 12 points of credit over no more than three consecutive semesters.
Grossman School of Medicine
Visiting students who are in their final year at another medical school in the United States that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation are welcome to apply for enrollment in clinical elective courses.
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW)
In certain situations, visiting students who are currently enrolled in doctoral programs at other institutions will be hosted by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World for a maximum of one year.
Please note that applications to programs in the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World are processed by the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.
The Institute of Fine Arts (IFA)
Visiting students currently enrolled in a graduate art history program at another institution are welcome to apply to courses at The Institute of Fine Arts.
Please note that applications to programs in The Institute of Fine Arts are processed by the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science.
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Non-degree-seeking students who are interested in taking courses at Stern but are not currently enrolled in another graduate or MBA program may enroll in a non-degree or open enrollment Executive Education certificate programs, provided both online and in-person. Stern’s non-degree, open enrollment Executive Certificate programs are geared towards professionals looking to refine, advance, and expand their skills.
Visiting students who are currently enrolled in another AACSB-accredited MBA program at least 200 miles from New York City are welcome to apply for admission to Stern courses as well.
Open Enrollment Executive Certificate Programs:
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Non-degree-seeking students are invited to apply for a maximum of 12 credits, which is generally achieved in four classes.
Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Non-degree-seeking students who have a bachelor’s degree in nursing and at least one year of work experience as a registered nurse are invited to apply for enrollment in three core graduate nursing courses.
School of Law
Visiting/non-matriculated students who have completed two full years and need no more than 30 additional credits to complete requirements for graduation at other ABA-approved law schools are welcome to apply.
School of Professional Studies (SPS)
Individuals who are not currently enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program and are interested in taking a limited number of courses may apply as a non-matriculated student.
Individuals who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting graduate program at another institution and are interested in completing coursework at the School of Professional Studies for transfer credit to their home institution may apply as visiting scholars/students.
Silver School of Social Work
Non-degree-seeking students are invited to take a maximum of two professional foundation courses online as ONRAMP students or four professional foundation courses as in-person Non-Matriculated students.
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Non-degree-seeking students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and hold a bachelor’s degree are invited to apply for enrollment in select graduate-level courses as non-matriculated students.
Tandon School of Engineering
Non-degree-seeking students and students from other universities who wish to transfer credit to their home institutions are invited to apply for enrollment in a maximum of nine credit hours (commonly three courses), with no more than six credit hours per semester.
Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences
Non-degree-seeking and visiting student opportunities are not currently available at the graduate level.