XE students are encouraged to take elective courses in any department or school at NYU, pending approval from the course instructor. If you have found a course that interests you and you are unable to enroll directly, please reach out to the professor to request permission to enroll, most often via an advance email. Some graduate-level courses are intended for doctoral students only, as in cases when professors seek extensive background in a given subject area. There is also a selection of courses in certain schools or programs, such as Tisch and Creative Writing, which are in high demand and are often difficult for outside students to access. But most courses are otherwise open to all masters and doctoral students, and you should find a wide variety of courses with which to customize your course of study.
When you email the instructor in advance, be sure to include an explanation of how the course fits into your academic plans. While some departments require permission codes to register for their courses, for many you may register directly on Albert. As you reach out to faculty and staff across the university please remember to be kind, courteous, and respectful in all of your communications. If you have any questions or concerns as you proceed, the faculty and staff at XE will be able to assist and support you.