NYU Wagner and Social Work
This dual degree is designed to provide MSW students an opportunity to focus on acquiring additional skills in management, finance and/or policy. The flexibility of the program allows students to choose courses from the Health Policy and Management Program, the Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy Program, or both. Upon completion of the Executive MPA program, students will receive an MPA degree.
The Executive MPA/MSW Program incorporates the 30 credits required for the Executive MPA and the 65 credits required for the MSW. Hence, students will complete 24 Wagner EMPA course credits and 59 Silver MSW credits.
Full-time MSW students typically begin their NYU Wagner courses during the fall of their first year by taking one EMPA core course (Strategic Leadership). During the spring, students take one EMPA elective. Over the summer, students take one required EMPA course (Financial Management). In their second year, students will take one EMPA elective course and the required EMPA end event in the spring (Leadership Confronted), and two electives in the summer to complete the dual degree in two years.
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.
Applicants are required to apply to each school. Executive MPA applicants should have a minimum of five to seven years of professional management and direct supervisory experience. Once admitted to both schools, a student will qualify for the dual-degree program.
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.
The Ellen Schall Experience Fund: Summer Internships WorldwideCareers.
Why Do Immigrant Children Perform Better in School?Education.
Victor Rodwin | Cities and Health: Editorial for International J. of Health Policy and ManagementHealth.
How Does Leadership Happen?Leadership.
How Does NYC Healthcare Compare to Other World Cities?Health.
NYU 2014 Commencement Student Speaker: Corey BlayLeadership.
Rajeev Dehejia | What is the actual impact of government policies, such as child-labor laws, on individual behavior and well-being?Social Policy.
Can Dying Cities Be Saved?City Management.
What is a Government Ill-Executed?Governance.
Does Subsidized Housing Improve Communities?Housing.
Erica G. FoldyRace, Class and Diversity.
Is Microlending the Solution to Global Poverty?International Development.
DALL FORSYTHE | Why is New York City's financial crisis in the 1970s important?Finance.
Erica G. Foldy | Is there a tradeoff between unity and diversity?Race, Class and Diversity.
What Enables Teams of Social Workers to Be More Effective?Management.
For More Information
Click here for more information about Wagner admission and to apply.
For the Silver School of Social Work, contact Takako Kono, Interim Assistant Director, MSW Program Services
MSW-Executive MPA Curriculum
Students may choose to alter the sequencing suggested after consulting with their program administrators. Students select Wagner elective courses from any specialization or program as long as prerequisites are satisfied.
|Key: GP = Wagner Course|
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|FALL YEAR I (18.5 credits) (Registration residency: Silver)|
|Silver Core Curriculum||14|
|EXEC-GP 1194||Strategic Leadership||4.5|
|SPRING YEAR I (16 credits) (Registration residency: Silver)|
|Silver Core Curriculum||13|
|SUMMER YEAR I (9 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner*)|
|CORE-GP 1021||Financial Management (and discussion)||3.0|
|Silver Core Curriculum||6.0|
|FALL YEAR 2 (16 credits) (Registration residency: Silver)|
|Silver Core Curriculum||13|
|Silver Elective Course||3.0|
|SPRING YEAR 2 (17.5 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner*)|
|Silver Core Curriculum||10|
|EXEC-GP 3190||Leadership Confronted||4.5|
|SUMMER YEAR 2 (6 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner*)|