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Part-time students can complete the program by studying on campus for 6-7 terms.

International students should note that they are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. It is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. In addition, if studying on a student visa, an international student must enroll full-time (12 points/credits per term) and study on campus.

These program sequences illustrate sample pathways to program completion; with the approval of the program’s Program Director, you may have some flexibility as to when you take your electives courses.

Part-Time On-Campus

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Term 7

Total Points (Credits) Required: 40

At least 3 elective points (credits) must be an NECR elective. Electives may be taken in other semesters; please rework your schedule with NECR program approval if so.

Elective Courses

Not all elective courses are offered every term. Consult the Columbia University Directory of Classes for availability. Students are allowed to take one elective outside of the NECR program, with approval.

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.