School of Professional Studies at New York University

Why you should consider this program

NYUs School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) offers a variety of graduate programs in some of todays most exciting and versatile industries. Each of our graduate degree programs reflect emerging trends, opportunities, and innovative business strategies and are taught by faculty members who are experts in their field. Rigorous curricula are supplemented by internships, study abroad opportunities, an extensive array of seminars and professionally oriented events, and networking opportunities that provide the important connections to compete and succeed in challenging job markets.  

By combining theory with real-world practice, NYUSPS master's degree programs empower you with the critical knowledge and the skills necessary to succeed in your career. NYU offers a 50% scholarship, yearlong cohort-based leadership development workshops, personalized career support, and access to the premier global university to Returned Peace Corps Volunteers accepted into the NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship. 

 NYUSPS will select three Coverdell Fellows as full-time students per year over a three-year period. In addition to the 50% scholarship, NYUSPS Coverdell Fellows will receive book stipend of $750 per semester. NYU is the largest partner university to the Coverdell Fellowship with seven graduate programs currently participating, a number we expect to increase in future years.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 34,735 $ 17,368 $ 17,367
Out of state $ 34,735 $ 17,368 $ 17,367
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

The Fellowships cost savings come from a 50% tuition waiver provided by NYUSPS. Please note the tuition costs listed above are estimates for the first 20 credits of each graduate degree based on the current rate of tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year. Tuition increases every year.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 35,000

Application fee waived?



All NYU Peace Corps Coverdell fellows must work 160 hours in their first year of study interning or volunteering at a nonprofit or governmental agency that serves underserved communities in New York City.

Jobs for program alumni

NYU welcomed its inaugural class of Coverdell fellows in fall 2016 and is committed to supporting its growing cohort of students both on campus and in their careers. NYUSPS is a school deeply tied to industry, which also means that it is deeply committed to students' career development. The NYUSPS Wasserman Center for Career Development partners with students on their first day of classes so that they are ultimately on the receiving end of opportunities, by helping students to create an individualized career action plan, building an effective personal brand and a powerful network, as well as helping them leverage all of the resources and opportunities that will be made available to them as an NYU student.

Other details

Program length

2 years

Application requirements

The Admissions Committee carefully weighs each component of your application during the review process. A holistic approach is used to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to our dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum. The following criteria will help you to better understand the admissions process and the materials required to complete your application.

  •  Personal Statement: Evaluated for evidence of an applicants motivation for admission and fit for the program.  Evaluated for experience and skills, which would allow for academic and professional success. 
  • Standardized Tests: The GRE and GMAT are not required. Submission of these test scores is optional should you wish to provide further evidence of academic potential. However, the Admissions Committee reserves the right to request a test score to complete a thorough evaluation. 
  • Recommendations: Evaluated for evidence of potential success during your course of study and after graduation. 
  • Academic Background: Evaluated by reviewing your transcripts from all prior colleges and universities attended. Performance in relevant course work is evaluated as well as overall academic performance. 
  • Interviews: While they are not required, the Admissions Committee may request an interview after reviewing your application. If an interview is requested, it will then be a requirement.

Admissions process

A complete application must be submitted by January 15th in order to be considered for the NYUSPS Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program. In addition to the application components, applicants for the Coverdell Fellowship are required to submit the Description of Service (DOS). If you have not yet completed your service, as an alternative to the DOS, a reference letter from your country director certifying your service may be submitted until the DOS is available for submission. If you are offered admission the DOS must be submitted prior to your enrollment.

Program begins

First week in September after Labor Day

Non-traditional options

Most NYUSPS classes meet once a week in the evening; with some offered during the day. We also offer 2, 3, and 7-week intensives, a variety of online courses, and weekend courses.

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Cynthia Perez, Director of Admissions

NYU School of Professional Studies
7 East 12th Street, Suite 921
New York, None 10003