CAS BA-MPA Program

NYU Wagner and the NYU College of Arts and Science (CAS) offer students the opportunity to simultaneously pursue the degrees of Bachelors of Arts and Master of Public Administration. Students admitted to the BA-MPA program can, with careful planning, earn both degrees in a shortened time and at less cost than is normally the case. This program joins the benefits of a broad liberal arts education at the undergraduate level with a professional education at the graduate level.

CAS undergraduates in any major may submit a CAS pre-application for the BA-MPA track once they have completed at least three semesters (one for transfer students) in the College. At Wagner, students choose between the Public and Nonprofit Policy and Management Programand theHealth Policy and Management Programand then further specialize within each program. Students may complete a maximum of 7 of the 15 courses for the MPA while they are still undergraduates; initial courses should include the five Wagner school core courses along with two specialization requirements. The 7 courses may be a combination of Wagner graduate courses or their undergraduate equivalents (see equivalency table); students must earn a B or better in all Wagner or equivalent courses in order for these to be applied to the MPA. BA-MPA students must complete all requirements of their major as well as College-wide requirements prior to matriculating at Wagner.

In their senior year, students in the BA-MPA track must formally submit an MPA application to Wagner by the December admissions deadline.

Those students matriculating at Wagner with less than two years of full-time, relevant work experience must complete the Professional Experience Requirement while matriculated at Wagner. BA-MPA students who formally apply and are admitted to the MPA may choose to or may be required to defer admission for up to two years in order to gain critical professional experience in the field.



Debra Cabrera, Wagner Director of Student Services

Scott Statland, CAS Associate Director of Juniors and Inter-School