The heart of NYU Wagner's programs is our faculty. An amalgam of full-time, clinical/research/visiting, and adjunct professors, they are outstanding teachers, expert researchers and committed practitioners.
Established in 1938, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers advanced programs leading to the professional degrees of Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy. Through these rigorous programs, NYU Wagner educates the future leaders of public, nonprofit and health institutions, as well as private organizations serving the public sector. NYU Wagner prepares serious, talented professionals to face the constantly changing challenges of public service. Trained in management, policy and finance, NYU Wagner students graduate with the skills they need to confront society's most pressing problems.
From all walks of life and from throughout the country and increasingly the world, NYU Wagner's student body – as well as Wagner's faculty and alumni –is bound together by a common commitment to public service, a commitment that infuses the school's courses, programs and activities with a sense of shared moral and ethical purpose.
NYU Wagner offers a distinctive and dynamic approach to preparing people to serve the public through education, research and service. Students enjoy an open, interactive educational setting that combines classroom learning with direct involvement in research and practice. Residencies, externships and clinical courses all connect the NYU Wagner classroom to the real world, where students can act on their values and hone their skills. Located in the heart of New York City, one of the world's great metropolises, surrounded by hundreds of nonprofit organizations, health care providers and government agencies, NYU Wagner is perfectly positioned to deliver its practical approach, urban focus and global perspective.