NYU Wagner and the NYU School of Law

The NYU Wagner and NYU Law dual degree program allows students to simultaneously pursue degrees of Juris Doctor and Master of Public Administration or Master of Urban Planning on a full-time basis.

Students in the program enroll full-time, taking courses within NYU Wagner's MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy program (33 credits) or the MUP program (33 credits) and the JD program (71 credits) and complete the requirements for both degrees in four years. Students chose a specialization area within NYU Wagner's MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy program, or choose one of two clusters; or the International Development specialization within the MUP program. Students spend the first two years at the School of Law, the third year at Wagner, and the fourth year is comprised of Wagner and Law courses. Students are registered through the School of Law for a total of five semesters and through Wagner for three semesters.


An important aspect of the dual-degree academic experience is the extensive, tailored, and coordinated advisement support. Students will work with advisors from both schools to carefully choose coursework that takes into consideration their unique academic and professional goals. The many sources of advisement that each school has to offer includes faculty advisors, offices of career services, program administrators, and peer advisors. 

Students leave the dual-degree program well supported and equipped with the frameworks and analytical skills that will serve them well in the complex and changing intersection of sectors and roles their careers may span. 


Applicants are required to apply to each school. Once admitted to both schools, a student will qualify for the dual degree program.


Pursuing a dual-degree is an investment in the future and a serious commitment of time and money. All dual-degree applicants are eligible to apply for scholarships and funding.