Returning as a Graduate Student to CUNY SPS


Graduate Degree Programs

Who should apply?

Past Graduate (Master of Art or Master of Science) students who:

  • Previously were granted admission and attended CUNY SPS  
  • Did not graduate
  • Have not been enrolled for three or more consecutive semesters

If you meet the above criteria, you must complete an online application if seeking to return to CUNY SPS as a degree seeking Master’s candidate. A student can only be readmitted to the same Master’s program in which they were formerly accepted. (Those who have never applied nor been admitted to a CUNY SPS Master’s program should submit a new application for graduate admission.)

The deadline to submit an application for Graduate Readmission for the Fall 2024 semester is Monday, August 12, 2024. Note, students who are readmitted to a Graduate degree program may be required to attend a New Student Orientation.

Who should not apply?

Those who have never applied nor been admitted to a CUNY SPS Master’s program should submit a new application for graduate admission

Students who have already earned a certificate or degree from CUNY SPS and are now interested in pursuing a new degree program, should submit an admissions application for the new program in which they are interested.   

How to Apply?

Readmission requirements & instructions for graduate degree programs:

1. First, verify that you are in good financial standing: Please contact the Bursar’s office to ensure that you do not have an outstanding balance at, 646-664-8640.

2. Create an account and complete the online application in Apply Yourself. Please note that you must create a new account even if you have applied using Apply Yourself previously. You may use the same email but must chose a new username.

3. Submit a personal statement of at least 250 words: Your statement should explain your leave of absence and your interest in now continuing your graduate studies. Please include this within your online application.

4. Submit a non-refundable application processing fee of $20.00: After you have completed the readmission application forms, you will be prompted to submit the required electronic payment before formally submitting your application to our office. Do not submit cash.

5. If you have attended any other institution after you left the CUNY School of Professional Studies, send an official transcript from each school attended to:

CUNY School of Professional Studies
Attn: Office of Admissions
119 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001

6. Upon review of your application and supporting documents, a readmission decision will be rendered and sent to you. Please note the graduate department retains the right to request additional information from you as part of this readmission process. If applicable, you will need to consult your graduate advisor regarding academic planning and class registration.

Questions pertaining to the Graduate readmission process should be directed to or (646) 664-8544.