Very few students are admitted to the Doctoral Program. The admissions process is designed to identify those applicants who are most likely to succeed in their studies and their careers and for whom there is a good match between their interests and those ...
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What does the admission committee look for?
What is the minimum GRE score the admissions committee requires?
No minimum score is required. The admissions committee is looking for applicants who demonstrate that they can handle graduate level coursework...
What kind of job can I expect to get upon graduation of the Wagner Health Policy and Management Program?
Wagner Health Policy and Management Program graduates land positions in a variety of settings. The type of job is usually related to the area of specialization in the program...
How is the MS in Public Policy different from the MPA with a specialization in Policy?
The MSPP degree is a rigorous, focused, skills-oriented program geared toward students who want to pursue a career in policy analysis. The program teaches you to analyze, evaluate, communicate, and solve critical policy challenges using quantitative tools...
How do I know if I have the quantitative skills required for the MS in Public Policy?
Students from all academic backgrounds and majors, who have an interest in policy analysis, are eligible for the program. The curriculum is significantly focused on quantitative courses, including economics, statistical analysis, and financial management....
What type of financial aid is available for the Wagner Doctoral Program?
Doctoral students who do not come with their own funding receive a four-year research apprenticeship (or equivalent), which carries full tuition remission, a stipend, student health insurance and a $1,000 start-up grant. No additional application material...
Why doesn't Wagner require the GRE or GMAT?
While moderately predictive of academic performance (which is important to us), we believe these standardized tests are less useful in helping identify individuals who will be successful in a career of public service and a potential leader in the health f...
What courses am I required to take for the Wagner Health Policy and Management program?
All Wagner students are required to take five "core" classes. We encourage students to take these courses as early-on as possible since many are prerequisites for other courses and for the Capstone (which is also required for all students).
What does the Graduate Admissions Committee look for in an applicant to the Global EMPA Program?
Applicants to the Global EMPA should have at least 7 years of management-level experience, and be either a rising leader, or already in an executive position.
Does NYU Wagner have a weekend program?
Yes, the EMPA program offers a Saturday schedule option
What kind of job can I get with an MS in Public Policy?
The MSPP program prepares you for a fulfilling and impactful career in policy analysis in any sector and field—including economic development, education, health, housing, and finance. You’ll be ready to work for think tanks, government agencies, foundatio...
Can I keep my full-time job while I go to Wagner?
Yes, definitely. About 40% of entering Wagner students are "part-time" students, working full- or part-time while attending Wagner.
What is the Ellen Schall Experience Fund and what are the eligibility requirements?
Each year, NYU Wagner awards a Quarter Million Dollars - in the form of $5,000 stipends - to 50 students who have taken on degree relevant and career advancing unpaid summer internships!
What is the cost of tuition and fees for the Global EMPA Program?
Please see the schedule of tuition and fees. The Global EMPA is a 30-credit degree program.
Do I and my guests need tickets for Convocation and Commencement? How do I obtain them?
Guest Tickets for NYU Wagner Convocation can be requested online beginning mid-March 2017. Eligible graduates can request up to four (4) guest tickets and apply for wait list tickets. We ask every student requesting tickets for NYU Wagner Convocation to b...
Where do I get my cap and gown?
Graduates and degree candidates participating in the ceremonies are required to wear academic attire. Graduates can wear the same cap and gown for both NYU Wagner Convocation and NYU Commencement. Academic attire can be rented from Herff Jones, Inc. at ww...
What jobs do graduates of the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree program find?
Recent Master of Urban Planning graduates can be found at nonprofit organizations, consultant firms, and advocacy groups, at municipal, and local and state agencies.
What is the size of the program and composition of the student body of the Wagner Health Policy and Management Program?
We typically admit about 50 students each fall and 10-12 each spring. At any point in time there about 175 full- and part-time health program students enrolled. Our students are a very diverse group coming from all parts of the country, with about 15% fro...
Are scholarships or fellowships available to support study at Wagner?
Yes. Merit-based scholarships are available for outstanding applicants and continuing students who show exceptional professional promise, strong academic preparation, and a deep commitment to public service...
When will I be informed of my admissions decision for the Wagner Doctoral Program?
The application review process begins immediately following the December submission deadline. Decisions are typically sent by late March.