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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  • WAGTalk: Daniel Smith, “Why Do Cities Go Bankrupt?”

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  • WAGTalk: Mitchell Moss, “The Future of New York”

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

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

    Justice
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  • A Window on Wagner

    Education
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    Governance
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    Finance
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    Management
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