Admission is selective and based on the applicant's prior academic record and professional achievements. Advanced Certificate candidates are not eligible for scholarship. Please visit the Application Tips & Checklist page to ensure you meet all of application requirements. Applications are accepted year-round, on an ongoing basis. For more information, please contact

Due to constraints relevant to US immigration regulations, applicants who will need an F-1 or J-1 student visa are not eligible to apply to certificate programs.


Academic Requirements

Students must complete 12 credits (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted). The Advanced Certificate requires specific coursework and one core/foundational course may count toward the Advanced Certificate program. Students who need to complete more than one foundational course may take the courses in addition to the certificate requirements. Students who have acquired knowledge of the subject matter of any of the foundational courses prior to enrolling at Wagner are encouraged to pursue course waivers. In some instances, a student can take a waiver exam to waive a course. See specific course waiver policies here

Candidates must maintain an average of a B (3.0) or better in course work and meet other relevant requirements applicable to NYU Wagner students.

Tuition and Fees

The Advanced Professional Certificate is a pay-per-credit program. Students must complete 12 credits to receive a Certificate. More information on costs can be found here.