Office of Admissions

NYU Wagner is a strong community of individuals who are both passionate about and committed to public service – a community of change-makers who will shape the future of their respective communities and of communities around the world. We believe that solutions to public issues are found by joining people from different backgrounds. Students at NYU Wagner take classes, discuss issues and solve problems in groups that reflect the multicultural composition of communities of the future, and of cities like New York today.

Degrees Offered

Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy
Master of Public Administration in Health Policy and Management
Master of Urban Planning
Master of Science in Public Policy
Executive Master of Public Administration for Public Service Leaders
Executive Master of Public Administration for Global Policy Leaders
Online Master of Health Administration
PhD in Public Administration

Dual-degree programs are also available with other NYU schools.

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Child / Family Policy
Education Policy
Energy Policy
Environmental Policy
Foreign Policy
Healthcare Policy / Management
Housing / Economic Development
International Development
Nonprofit Management
Social Policy / Poverty
Urban Studies / Regional Planning

Area Studies

Latin America

Graduate Program Overview

Students arrive at NYU Wagner with the desire to serve the public. They leave with the skills and experience to bring about change. Combining coursework in management, finance and policy with cutting-edge research and work experience in urban communities, the NYU Wagner education will enable you to transform your personal commitment into public leadership. Throughout our curriculum, we teach our students the importance of frame: how to apply the relevant analytics, create appropriate intervention strategies and assess results.

Wagner's MPA and MUP degrees require that all students begin with a strong foundation of basic knowledge and skills taught through a common core curriculum of five courses. Students then acquire depth in their respective programs by selecting specific specializations or areas of concentration on which to focus. This core curriculum and specialization/concentration leads to a synthesizing "final event," for most students, known as a Capstone. Through Capstone projects, students work in teams to apply their knowledge and skills to the complexities of public service dilemmas. Most projects involve an external client, such as a government agency, non-profit organization or health care institution, while some are exclusively research-based.

The MHA is an entirely online and part-time program. The MPAs and MUP programs can be done full or part-time. The MSPP program is a one-year, full-time intensive program. The EMPA programs can be done in less than one year full-time and 2 years part-time.

Admissions Deadline

For Fall Enrollment: Priority Scholarship Deadline is in early December each year. Final deadline is in early May each year.

For Spring Enrollment: Only Deadline is in mid-October each year.

Admissions Overview

Wagner's competitive admissions process seeks to identify those applicants who have the potential to make significant contributions to the leadership of nonprofit, health, and public organizations. Wagner encourages qualified people to apply, regardless of their financial means. If you want to learn how to put your passions into practice and create a career with personal velocity and social impact, then we urge you to consider a Wagner education.

Most applications require two written essays with an optional video essay, undergraduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a resume. The GRE/GMAT is optional for most programs.

Contact Information

New York University, 295 Lafayette Street - 2nd Floor
New York City, NY

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