Programs and Accreditation
The following programs at The Cooper Union have been registered by the New York State Education Department.
|Fine Arts||5610||Certificate *|
|Master of Engineering||0901||M.E.|
|Master of Architecture||0202||Master of Architecture II|
* Admission to the Fine Arts Certificate program is currently suspended.
The Cooper Union is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education; all of the degree programs are registered with the New York State Education Department. In addition, the program leading to the bachelor of architecture degree is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the program leading to the bachelor of fine arts degree is accredited by the Association of Schools of Art and Design and the four programs (chemical, civil, electrical and mechanical engineering) leading to the bachelor of engineering degree are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Cooper Union operates on a semester calendar, typically with the fall starting after Labor Day and the spring after Martin Luther King Day. Please refer to our academic calendar for specific term start and end dates. A limited summer term is offered with a small inventory of courses.
Consistent with New York State guidelines, one credit earned at Cooper Union represents a minimum of 750 minutes of instructor supervised class time (50 minutes per week for 15 weeks.) Many courses exceed the 50 minute/week requirement determined as per the needs of each academic department.