NEW YORK (AP) New York University’s graduate program moved to online programs after a deal with a nonprofit organization.
The move will give students access to the same resources as they would on campus.
The move is a sign of how the school is embracing the growing online landscape, with more than 1.5 million students using online courses in 2017, according to a university statement.
Students will be able to choose from a wide variety of online courses, from business to psychology, economics and history, as well as the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs.
The NYU Graduate Program in Social Entrepreneurship will open in April, with classes available online from the start of fall 2019.
NYU President Robert Zimmer said the move comes as part of the school bringing in a new online curriculum.
“The move is an exciting day for the NYU Graduate School of Business, a global leader in online learning,” Zimmer said in the statement.
“With the launch of the New York Graduate Program, we are proud to expand our network of social entrepreneurs to students in more than 120 countries, and we are working to develop more online opportunities for our students worldwide.”
The program is part of NYU’s commitment to becoming more diverse and inclusive in its education.
It offers more than 200 undergraduate and master’s degrees and offers online master’s programs for more than 60,000 students, and the program is a top 10 provider of online master degree programs worldwide.
“This will be a great opportunity for students, alumni and staff to expand their online horizons and become more engaged online,” said Kristin A. Haggerty, the director of the NYU School of Public Health and the executive director of NYU-NYU Graduate School.
“We will be looking for ways to make this possible and more affordable for our alumni, staff and students.”
The move to online courses follows the school in making a $1.5 billion investment in the new online platform for its graduate programs last year.