STEP-BY-STEP REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: REVIEW DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
Since your first semester is entirely prescribed by program and specialization requirements, you may register for courses after reading Steps 1-4 of this Registration Guide. We encourage you to participate in a mandatory online Registration Advisement Webinar as soon as possible to gain a more comprehensive understanding of degree requirements as well as important tips on registration and planning your program.
Please note that because of Capstone (which is a full-year course that only begins in the fall semester), full-time students who start in the spring semester will need 2.5 years to complete their degree.
For detailed information about your degree requirements including the Program Requirement Checksheets, please visit your program page:
- MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management & Policy (MPA-PNP)
- MPA in Health Policy & Management (MPA-HPAM)
- Urban Planning (MUP)
Professional Experience Requirement
All MPA and MUP students are required to graduate with field experience that is relevant to their degree program. Consult the Professional Experience Requirement webpage for details regarding the requirement as well as relevant processes and materials.
Capstone is the culmination of the core curriculum at Wagner and serves as students’ end event. Students may not enroll in Capstone until all prerequisites have been met; these are listed on the Program Requirement Checksheets.
IMPORTANT: Because Capstone is a FULL-YEAR course (September to May), students who do not complete the Capstone prerequisites will need at least ONE ADDITIONAL YEAR to complete their degree.
Next -- Step 2: Waive Core Courses