CAS BA-MUP 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 Urban Planning. Students admitted to the BA-MUP 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 one of six majors may submit a CAS pre-application for the BA-MPA track once they have earned 48 credits in the College; the majors are Economics, International Relations, Metropolitan Studies, Politics, Sociology, and Urban Design and Architecture. At Wagner, students choose between the EnvironmentInfrastructure and Transportation track, the Economic Development and Housing track, and the International Development Specialization within the Urban Planning Program. Students may complete a maximum 28 of the 60 credits for the MPA while they are still undergraduates; initial courses should focus on the five Urban Planning core courses and the four Wagner school core courses. The 28 credits 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 MUP. BA-MUP 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-MUP track must formally submit an MUP 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-MUP students who formally apply and are admitted to the MUP 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
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Course Equivalencies Table for BA-MUP
|Wagner School Core Course||Undergraduate Course Equivalents|
|CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods||Or satisfied
ECON-UA 18, Statistics
POL-UA 800, Quantitative Methods in Political Science
MAP-UA 105, Quantitative Reasoning: Statistics
PSYCH-UA 10, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
SOC-UA 302, Statistics for Social Research
|CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics||Or satisfied
|ECON-UA 1, Introduction to Macroeconomics and ECON-UA 2, Introduction to Microeconomics;
|CORE-GP 1020 Managing Public Service Organizations[MPSO]||Or satisfied
|UPADM-GP 103, Introduction to Managing Public Service Organizations*|
|CORE-GP 1021, Financial Management||has no undergraduate course equivalent|
* UPADM-GP 103 is a Wagner undergraduate course.