About the Application Process

  1. When will the application for the Global EMPA become available?
  2. What are the application deadlines?
  3. Does the Global EMPA admit students mid-year (for the spring semester/term)?
  4. What does the Graduate Admissions Committee look for in an applicant?
  5. Can I apply to the program as a part-time student?
  6. What is the size of the program?
  7. When will I be informed of the admission decision?

Financing Executive Education

  1. Are merit-based scholarships available?
  2. Is assistance with external scholarships provided?
  3. What is the cost of tuition and fees?

Financial Sponsorship

  1. Will my employer or another organization support my education costs?

About the Program

  1. How can I learn about the Global EMPA?
  2. What is the average length of time to degree completion?
  3. What types of career will the program prepare me for?
  4. What types of career services are available at NYU Wagner and UCL?
  5. What type of advisement and support is available to the Global EMPA students?
  6. What type of community is available to Global EMPA students?
  7. Is housing assistance provided for those entering the program?
  8. What type of visa would I apply for to study in New York at NYU and what type of visa would I apply for to study in London at UCL?

About the Application Process

When will the application for the Global EMPA become available?

The application will be available online here on September 1, 2013. If you would like to be contacted once the application is available, please complete this form.

What are the application deadlines?

The deadline for the Global EMPA application is May 1, 2014.

Does the Global EMPA admit students mid-year (for the spring semester/term)?

Students are admitted for the fall semester only.

What does the Graduate Admissions Committee look for in an applicant?

Applicants to the Global EMPA should have at least 7 years of management-level experience, and be either a rising leader, or already in an executive position.

The admissions process is designed to identify those applicants who are most likely to succeed in their studies and their careers and for whom the program is a good match. Decisions are not based on one single indicator. An admission decision will include the following criteria:

  • Prior academic performance, including grades and the quality of the academic institution attended
  • Professional experience
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendations
  • Standardized test scores, recommended but not required
  • Interview, if requested by the Graduate Admissions Committee
  • TOEFL scores for all applicants who graduated from an undergraduate institution at which the primary language of instruction was not English

In addition, applicants are encouraged to submit any documentation that they feel will allow the Graduate Admissions Committee to understand better their record of accomplishments and leadership capabilities.

Can I apply to the program as a part-time student?

The Global EMPA is a full-time enrollment program. Students are not admitted for part-time coursework.

What is the size of the program?

The program will enroll approximately 20 students.

When will I be informed of the admission decision?

The application review process begins immediately following the submission. For applicants who apply by the January 8, 2014 date, decisions are typically sent by mid-March and rolling thereafter.

 

Financing Executive Education

Are merit-based scholarships available?

Yes, the program has limited fellowship and scholarship resources.  We will assess all applications for merit-based scholarships.

Is assistance with external scholarships provided?

Financial assistance is a partnership. As our part of this partnership, we will try to assist as many students as possible within our limited fellowship and scholarship resources. The students' part of the partnership is to eliminate consumer debt, maintain realistic expectations regarding standard of living as a student, investigate all sources of outside funding. At this link you will find a directory of scholarship programs managed by outside organizations and institutions that may be relevant for our students. 

What is the cost of tuition and fees?

Please see the schedule of tuition and fees, per credit, for academic year 2013-2014. The Global EMPA program is a 36-credit program.

 

Financial Sponsorship

Will my employer or another organization support my education costs?

While many prospective applicants are self-funded, some students receive some form of full or partial financial sponsorship from their employers or from government programs that fund graduate study in public administration. Sponsorship may include an agreement to pay full tuition, full or partial continuation of salary or living expenses, and expenses for books, and other activities. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the human resources department within their organization to determine if such programs are available for graduate study at NYU Wagner.  Prospective applicants should also research potential sponsorship opportunities available from government programs in their home country.

 

About the Program

How can I learn about the Global EMPA?

If after reviewing the Global EMPA webpages you have additional questions, please contact us by completing this form.

In addition, information sessions for prospective Global EMPA students are held September - December in person and online. Please complete this form if you wish to be notified of session dates.

What is the average length of time to degree completion?

The degree must be completed in one year (September - September).

What types of career will the degree program prepare me for?

The program prepares graduates for careers at global and domestic institutions, in senior management or leadership roles

A list of example organizations can be viewed here.

What types of career services are available at NYU Wagner and UCL?

NYU Wagner's Office of Career Services (OCS) and UCL's Careers Service offer resources for students and alumni to develop appropriate strategies that lead to successful careers.

What type of advisement and support is available to the Global EMPA students?

Upon entry into the program, students engage with the program faculty directors and administrative advisors at NYU and UCL to discuss their goals and to begin to craft an individual learning plan. These advisors help students map out their plan of study prior to the start of classes and remain the students' advisors throughout the program (both at NYU and at UCL).

The administrative advisors assist students with course registration matters; clarification of academic policies and procedures of each school; and act as a liaison regarding the logistics of the program.

What type of community is available to Global EMPA students?

The program offers numerous opportunities to meet fellow EMPA students and faculty. Some of these opportunities are social in nature, while others are to help students strengthen their professional skills.

For more information about programming beyond the academic lectures/classroom experience, please visit this section of the Global EMPA website.

Is housing assistance provided for those entering the program?

Yes, NYU and UCL each have an off-campus housing office to assist incoming students with their short-term housing needs. The offices list rentals in the New York City and London areas.

NYU Off-Campus Housing Office

UCL Housing Services Office

At the beginning of the fall semester at NYU, via a tailored advisement session to prepare for the spring term in London, UCL will provide further advice for securing short-term housing in London.

What type of visa would I apply for to study in New York at NYU and what type of visa would I apply for to study in London at UCL?

Admitted students will apply for an F1 or J1 visa to study full-time in the fall semester at NYU Wagner. In September once classes begin at NYU, students will apply for a Tier 4 visa to study full-time in the spring term at UCL School of Public Policy. A visa application advisement session will be held at NYU Wagner in September to help students navigate the application process.