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

  • Angela Sung

    Angela Sung

    Urban Planning
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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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  • Sonia Ospina | How does leadership happen?

    Leadership
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  • WAGTalk: Jonathan Morduch, “U.S. Financial Diaries”

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

    Urban Planning
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  • Joe Magee | How does power shape our perception?

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

    Health
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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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  • Sonia Ospina | Advancing Relational Leadership Research and Practice

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

    Technology
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  • Dominique West

    Education
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  • Cynthia Freeman

    Cynthia Freeman

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

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

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

    International Development
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