When you know that a career in public service is calling you, why wait? NYU Wagner’s combined bachelor’s and master’s degree programs will put you on the fast track, allowing you to complete your undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years instead of the traditional six. That means less time (and less money) lies between you and an impactful, kick-started career in public service.

In this accelerated program, you can complete up to seven of your required 15 graduate degree courses as an undergraduate student. Start by applying to a dual-degree MPA program while in your final year of undergrad. Once admitted, you’ll get immediate access to a professionally-focused education and all the graduate-level courses, events, and career opportunities that come with it. All you have to do is earn a B or better in each of your graduate courses and the credits will count toward your graduate degree. We’ll even let you defer admission to your master’s program for up to two years so you can pursue critical professional experience in the field before taking your next steps with us. 


Our dual-degree BA-MPA programs include:

BA-MPA with NYU Abu Dhabi

BA-MPA with NYU College of Arts and Science

BA-MPA with NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study

BA-MPA with NYU Global Liberal Studies