- How much time is required to dedicate to class work each week and what type of assignments
can I expect?
About 10-15 hours spent on readings, learning and working on a variety of assignments
such as group projects, short weekly quizzes and real world case studies.
- Can I graduate earlier by taking more classes per semester?
As a cohort system, all of the students in the program take the same classes (typically
6 credits per semester) at the same times. This allows students to work together and
start and graduate at the same time.
- Are there any prerequisites for the program?
No, the program will accept undergraduate majors from a variety of backgrounds and
there is no required undergraduate coursework necessary for success in the program.
In the future, there may be opportunities for refresher coursework to be taken in
the summer preceding the program.
- How flexible is the program?
All coursework is online in a synchronous or asynchronous mode. All synchronous online
sessions are offered in evening or weekend hours making it flexible for the working
professional. The in-person residencies are only three times a year at the beginning
of the fall, spring and summer semesters, and dates are given well in advance.
- How much does the program cost?
The tuition rates are $625 per credit hour for New York state residents and $1,016
per credit hour for out-of-state students. The total cost of the program is $22,500
for residents and $36,576 for non-residents.
- Does the program offer financial aid?
Yes. Financial aid opportunities are available here. In addition, the program offers
a limited graduate assistantship. The graduate assistant will be granted an in-state
tuition waiver for up to 18 credits per year and up to 30 credits per two years. The
graduate assistant is expected to work 15 hours per week and is paid a stipend of
$7,500 per academic year. Applicants interested in the graduate assistant position
should apply to the program during the spring semester.
- How flexible are the admissions requirements?
We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications and look at all materials. Students
may be able to supplement a lower GPA with work experience, a quality statement of
objectives, and good letters of reference.