NYU Wagner and the School of Medicine

The NYU Wagner and NYU School of Medicine offer a dual degree program for students to earn the Master of Public Administration and the Medical Doctor degree within five years of full-time study. The combined degree program allows students who are interested in medicine and health management, policy or finance issues to pursue an integrated and comprehensive course of study.

Students in the program enroll full-time, taking courses within the MPA (36 credits) and MD program completing the dual-degree program in five years. Students chose a specialization area within NYU Wagner's Health Policy and Management program.


An important aspect of the dual-degree academic experience is the extensive, tailored, and coordinated advisement support from both schools. 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. 

Beyond the Classroom
Cross-Professional Series (XPS)


Open Society Institute's president, Aryeh Neier introduced by Professor Ellen Schall

This speaker series offers students in Wagner's Executive and Professional Dual-Degree programs a unique opportunity to hear from leaders in fields and careers that span the sectors. The series is an intimate seminar-style experience with an accompanying reception where students are able to maximize opportunities to engage with colleagues across disciplines, and to enhance those important connections.


Applicants should first apply and gain admission to NYU School of Medicine.  Once admitted, students are encouraged to apply to NYU Wagner during their third year of study at the medical school.  Upon admission to NYU Wagner, students enter the MD/MPA dual-degree program and begin courses at Wagner during their fourth year.


Pursuing a graduate 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.