Broad studies, deep inquiry, real-world skills

For professionals ready to face the constantly changing challenges of public service, the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service provides a rigorous education that prepares our graduates to be leaders. Established in 1938, NYU Wagner 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.

The coursework at NYU Wagner has an urban and global focus and an interdisciplinary approach to teach students management, policy and finance. NYU Wagner takes full advantage of being located in the heart of one of the world's busiest global cities, with opportunities that connect the classroom to the real world. Students learn from practitioners and researchers who are actively involved in setting the course at key nonprofit organizations, health care providers and government agencies.

 

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  • Daniel Smith | How do U.S states manage their pension systems and unemployment insurance trust funds to achieve substantive policy goals?

    Finance
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  • WAGTalk: Karen Grepin, “Educating Girls, Child Health, and the Developing World”

    Health
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  • Opening Government

    Governance
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  • Jonathan Morduch | Is microlending the solution for global poverty?

    International Development
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  • Erica G. Foldy | What enables teams of social workers to be more effective?

    Management
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  • Leanna Stiefel | Why do immigrant children perform better in school?

    Education
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  • Paul C. Light: What is a government ill-executed?

    Governance
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  • WAGTalk: Ingrid Gould Ellen, “Preserving History or Hindering Progress”

    Urban Planning
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  • WAGTalk: Beth Simone Novak, “Big Data, Small Data, Open Data”

    Technology
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  • A Window on Wagner

    Education
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  • Paul Smoke | The process, and the politics, of central-government decentralization in developing countries

    International Development
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  • Katherine O'Regan | Are low-income neighborhoods helped or harmed by current Federal affordable-housing policies?

    Housing
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  • WAGTalk: Nirupama Rao, “The 47 or 67 Percent?”

    Finance
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  • What the U.S. Can Learn About Health Care from Other Countries

    Health
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  • Dennis C. Smith | Why is crime still going down in New York City?

    Justice
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