Translate your passion into purpose

NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service has been educating and preparing the world’s future public service leaders since 1938. Our students translate personal commitment into nonprofit, public, and private sector careers that have an impact on the world's most pressing issues. Our faculty conduct research that changes the way people frame, understand, analyze, and act on issues of public importance. Ranked sixth in the nation, we offer Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy degree programs.

Combining coursework in management, finance and policy with cutting-edge research and work experience in urban communities, the NYU Wagner education transforms personal commitment into public leadership.

Applying to graduate school should be exciting and immersive! There are many ways to learn more about our programs, including watching videos from prospective student events.

This website can help you explore fellowship and scholarship opportunities and read more about financial aid.

Application deadlines and notification periods are outlined on our application timetable.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN A GLOBAL CITY

The global and local intersect in New York City in a way they don't anywhere else. With so many nonprofits, diverse policy and research institutes, and a high-profile city government, the opportunities to explore the field of public service are endless.

Watch Videos

  • Dominique West

    Education
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  • Angela Sung

    Angela Sung

    Urban Planning
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  • Encore Careers: Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life

    Encore Careers: Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life

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

    International Development
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  • Anthony Kovner | What greater role can Evidence-Based Management play in healthcare?

    Health
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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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  • Cynthia Freeman

    Cynthia Freeman

    Leadership
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  • Sonia Ospina | How does leadership happen?

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

    Governance
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  • Bethany Godsoe

    Leadership
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  • Admitted Students Day: Alumni Panel

    Admitted Student
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  • Executive Program in Global Public Policy and Management

    Management
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  • A conversation with David Elcott

    Leadership
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  • Joe Magee | How does power shape our perception?

    Politics
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  • Erica Gabrielle Foldy | What are examples of ways social change organizations reframe issues and constituencies?

    Nonprofits
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