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.
Yes, the application fee can be waived for individuals who demonstrate need. In order to seek an application fee waiver, you must submit a letter from your undergraduate office of financial aid stating sufficient justification for the waiver.
Applicants who are currently engaged as full-time volunteers with no other sources of income must submit documentation from the appropriate organization.
Application fees are non-refundable- no exceptions. [up]
Letters of recommendation should be written by people who know you well and who have been responsible for evaluating your academic or professional work. Professors and workplace supervisors are both appropriate. [up]
It is preferred that recommenders fill out the forms that are supplied. If your undergraduate institution provides a recommendation service, it is not necessary to have these forms completed.
Applicants and their recommenders are encouraged to use the online application and recommendations. [up]
No minimum score is required. The admissions committee is looking for applicants who demonstrate that they can handle graduate level coursework and who will excel in the professional world of public service. Applicants can show evidence of their academic abilities through their undergraduate record, any relevant graduate level courses they've taken, and the GRE. [up]
If your school's name is not listed, please select "International School" as a placeholder, and we will confirm the school you have attended upon receipt of your official transcripts. Please follow these steps:
1. Click the Look Up button.
2. Type "International School" into the name field.
3. Click Search.
4. Select "9900 International School"
The school code field will now be populated, and you may continue.[up]
Please scan your transcript in black and white at 150 dpi (dots per inch).[up]
Scores that arrive after the application deadline may be reviewed at the discretion of the review committee. If you are worried that your scores will arrive past the deadline, please self-report your unofficial score in the online application. Self-reported scores will suffice for the purpose of review, and will be confirmed upon receipt of your official scores. [up]
Post Decision FAQs
Yes, applicants may reapply if there is a significant change in their profile, such as gaining several years of relevant experience or successful completion of graduate level coursework in a relevant field. [up]
No, additional materials will not be accepted for inclusion in your application file. [up]
There are no unique application forms for international students to complete, however, to allow enough time for visa processing, etc., international students should submit their application and supporting materials by the scholarship consideration deadline for the semester in which they wish to enroll. In addition, international students applying to the masters programs should submit official TOEFL and TWE scores if their undergraduate education was in a language other than English. [up]
The list below provides general information on the degrees/credentials from non-U.S. schools which make you eligible for admission to the Wagner School. In determining your eligibility, use the general rule of four years of university level education. To avoid any delay in the review of your application, it is very important to carefully review the information under "How do I submit official transcript information from a non-U.S. school?"
When reviewing your credentials we will need to know 1) the courses you completed; 2) the grades/evaluations you received for those classes; 3) that you were awarded your degree. This means that you should submit original official transcripts (with courses and grades noted) which also indicate your degree conferral. If your transcripts do not indicate the awarding of your degree, you should submit a copy of your diploma along with your official transcripts.
If your institution does not issue transcripts as defined above, you must submit a letter, in a sealed envelope, from the institution stating its policy.
If you cannot obtain transcripts directly from the institution and you possess an original transcript, you may submit copies which have been certified by an appropriate embassy or consulate in the institution's country. To ensure the validity of the institution's transcripts, you should follow these steps:
You are required to submit both the official transcript and its English translation. If the institution you attend does not provide an English translation with the official transcript, you must obtain a certified English translation before submitting your application. Following these steps will ensure the validity of your transcript:
Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not received a Bachelor's Degree in an English-speaking institution must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE). All international students applying to the Ph.D. program whose previous education was conducted in a country where English is not the native language must submit TOEFL and TWE scores. When registering for the exam, you should ask Educational Testing Service, the administrator of TOEFL, to send your score directly to the Wagner School using our institution code of 2507 (no department code is needed) TOEFL scores must be less than 2 years old in order for it to be considered valid.
You may obtain test registration information by contacting:
TOEFL Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
(609) 771-7100, (800) 468-6335,firstname.lastname@example.org
In place of the TOEFL, you may take the English Language Diagnostic Test from NYU's American Language Institute. You may obtain more information by contacting:
The American Language Institute
New York University
48 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-7040, email@example.com [up]
Admitted students will receive, with their acceptance letter, an Application for Certificate of Eligibility (AFCOE). The completed AFCOE along with financial support information should be submitted to the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) who will then process the appropriate documents for securing a visa. NYU's OISS can be contacted at Office for International Students and Scholars, 561 La Guardia Place, New York, NY 10012-1402; Phone: (212) 998-4720; Fax (212) 995-4115; firstname.lastname@example.org. [up]