Being A Wagner Student

We're a diverse community united by passion. Converging from all over—and bound for—the world, we're part of the fabric of NYC.

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Michael Weston-Murphy

Michael Weston-Murphy

After serving as the campaign manager for the restoration of Saint Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan, Michael Weston-Murphy (MPA) came to NYU Wagner to strengthen his management skill set. 

Michael Weston-Murphy, MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy

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Takiema Bunch Smith

Takiema Bunch Smith

Follow Takiema's "day in the life" as she live-tweeted about expanding her leadership and management skills in the Executive program, attending the Global Summit on Childhood in Costa Rica, working to increase access and equity in education, and juggling school/work/family.

Takiema Bunch Smith, Executive MPA

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Shivani Parikh

Shivani Parikh

Shivani Parikh knew she wanted to get her Master of Public Administration in Health Policy and Management to move her career forward after working in DC and on the Hill. "I want to figure out how you can create policies that in the long term will help communities."

Shivani Parikh, MPA in Health Policy & Management

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Diversity & Inclusion

What does "diversity" mean for a school of public service?

Everything. It means grappling with stubborn and compounding issues of discrimination, disparity, and access—not just in our work and student groups, but also as an institution. By collectively focusing on these issues, we prepare ourselves to create better solutions to our toughest social challenges.

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Student Organizations

From the Wagner Health Network to the Black Student Association, and from panel discussions to happy hours, our student organizations feed our passions beyond the classroom and keep us connected around specific interests. They give us a chance to network, dive into issues, engage with leaders, and expand our NYU Wagner experience.

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NYU & NYC    

A Global University, the teeming city—we're part of them, and they're part of us. 

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