Stronger than ever in helping students transform their passion into impact

Welcome to the NYU Wagner community, a vibrant school with a long history of making an impact here in New York City and around the globe. Since joining, I’ve been enormously impressed with the high caliber of students who come from all over the world; our faculty of ground-breaking researchers, mentors and senior practitioners; our supportive staff; and the far-reaching accomplishments of our alumni. I’m so proud to be part of this community that is dedicated to working effectively to make the world a better place.

Our curriculum builds skills that matter in the real world and our students learn from a faculty of practitioners and researchers who are setting the course at leading nonprofits, private sector organizations doing public service work, and government agencies. Our Capstone course provides exceptional opportunities, and the chance to help public service organizations solve critical challenges. We’ve also set ourselves apart by grounding students in core skills – finance, management, and policy – needed to work across all sectors. Many of our part-time working students are applying these skills in real-time and making an immediate impact.

I can honestly say that NYU Wagner is stronger than ever. We’ve broadened our focus in urban innovation and urbanization, so students can gain a better understanding of the complex dynamic between policy and planning. We’ve also expanded our faculty in areas of health policy, governance, and diversity-related issues, such as immigration, race, class, gender and diversity, and poverty. We’ll continue to grow and adapt to the changing world around us so our students are always at the forefront of current debates, exposed to the latest thinking, and part of innovative solutions.

By providing essential cross-sector skills, depth of knowledge in a field of study, and support and resources outside of the classroom, our graduates leave with the framework, fieldwork, and network to help them turn their passion into impact. I invite you to get to know us by exploring our website, watching a WagTalks video, or attending one of our many prominent lecture series. When you walk through our doors you’ll feel the warmth and commitment of this amazing school and the desire to become part of the NYU Wagner community.

Sincerely,
Sherry Glied,
Dean, NYU Wagner and Professor of Public Service