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The NYU Wagner education transforms personal commitment into public leadership through coursework in management, finance, and policy; cutting-edge research; top-tier faculty; and meaningful work experience. Global and local issues intersect in New York City in a way they don't anywhere else in the world. With access to nonprofits, corporations, policy and research institutes, and a high-profile city government, NYU Wagner provides endless opportunities for you to make your impact in the field of public service.

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International Applicants
International applicants are encouraged to apply by the January 5, 2015 deadline in order to facilitate visa arrangements, if admitted. International applicants may also apply for any other deadline.

Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. Any mailed application material must be postmarked by the deadline date.

Masters, Non-Degree & Certificate Deadlines

Spring 2015

Deadline Type Submit application by: We notify you by: Your reply and deposit due by:
Final October 1, 2014 November 7, 2014 November 15, 2014

Fall 2015

Deadline Type Submit application by: We notify you by: Your reply and deposit due by:
Early December 1, 2014 March 7, 2015 April 15, 2015
Regular January 5, 2015 March 7, 2015 April 15, 2015

 

Executive Program Deadlines

Fall 2015

Deadline Type Degree Program Submit application by: We notify you by: Your reply and deposit due by:
Priority All December 1, 2014 March 7, 2015 April 15, 2015
Regular Global EMPA January 5, 2015 March 7, 2015 April 15, 2015
Final EMPA & EMPA Nurse Leaders May 1, 2015 July 1, 2015 July 15, 2015

 

Ph.D. Deadlines

Fall 2015

Deadline Type Submit application by: We notify you by: Your reply and deposit due by:
Final December 1, 2014 March 27, 2015 April 15, 2015

 

Dual Degree Deadlines

Fall 2015

Deadline Type Degree Program Submit application by: We notify you by: Your reply and deposit due by:
Priority All dual degree programs December 1, 2014 April 1, 2015 April 15, 2015
Final MBA/MPA January 5, 2015 April 1, 2015 April 15, 2015
Final JD/MPA February 15, 2015 Early April April 15, 2015
Final All other dual degree programs January 5, 2015 March 7, 2015 April 15, 2015

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Degree Programs

Program   Semester
Master of Public Administration
- Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy
 

Spring 2015/Fall 2015

Master of Public Administration - Health Policy and Management   Spring 2015/Fall 2015
Master of Urban Planning   Spring 2015/Fall 2015
Executive MPA for Public Service Leaders and Managers   Fall 2015
Executive MPA for Global Policy Leaders   Fall 2015
Executive MPA for Nurse Leaders   Fall 2015
Doctoral Program in Public Administration   Fall 2015

Dual Degree Programs

Program   Semester
Dual Degree - Master of Public Administration - Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy   Fall 2015
  • BA-MPA
  • MPA-Global MPH
  • JD-MPA
  • MA-MPA Hebrew and Judaic Studies
   
Dual Degree - Master of Public Administration - Health Policy and Management   Fall 2015
  • BA-MPA
  • MPA-Global MPH
  • JD-MPA
  • MD-MPA
   
Dual Degree - Master of Urban Planning   Fall 2015
  • BA-MUP
   

Dual Degree with NYU Stern School of Business

  Fall 2015
  • MBA/MPA Supplemental Application
   

Dual Degree with NYU School of Law

  Fall 2015
  • JD/MPA or JD/MUP Supplemental Application
   

Non Degree & Certificate Programs

Program   Semester
Advanced Certificate   Spring 2015/Fall 2015
Non-Degree   Spring 2015/Fall 2015



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How We Consider Applicants

The mission of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is to educate leaders in the field of public service. During the admissions review process we look to identify individuals we believe will make contributions to the leadership of domestic and international nonprofit, social policy, health, urban planning and public organizations.

The admissions process is designed to review the overall potential of applicants to determine which students will succeed in their studies and their careers. Our review process is holistic, and decisions are not based on one single indicator. An admission decision will include the following criteria:

  • Academic history and aptitude, including previous grades received and/or relevant course work completed
  • Professional experience and development, including internships, volunteer work, full-time and part-time positions (doctoral level applicants should highlight their research experience instead)
  • Required Essays
  • Recommendations (two -with a preference for one professional and one academic-for all master's level candidates; three required for all doctoral level candidates)
  • Standardized test scores (GRE or GMAT scores are strongly recommended, but not required for master's level candidates. GRE or GMAT scores are required for all doctoral level candidates). If you are submitting GRE scores, please use ETS school code 2507 when reporting your scores. A department code is not required.
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose undergraduate (applicable to master's level applicants) or graduate education (applicable to all doctorate level applicants) was not in English. Our minimum TOEFL score is 100, IELTS score is 7.5.