Courses at Other Schools

Wagner students may take courses offered by other divisions at New York University when such coursework is relevant to their program and enhances the students’ educational experience. Note: Undergraduate level and language courses cannot be applied to any degree offered by Wagner.

Instructions for Registering for University-Wide Electives

  • 1. Select the course or courses of interest.
  • 2. Read the syllabus. Please note that the syllabi from the Pre-Approved University-Wide Electives list might not be the most updated. These syllabi are provided as a reference for students. For the most up to date syllabi contact the concerned department.
  • 3. Check the University course search. Note that Law School courses will be found at this link.
  • 4. Check for prerequisites or other restrictions: students who are unsure about their eligibility to take a course should contact the appropriate school or department in which the course is taught.
  • 5. If the course not on the pre-approved list amd is open to Wagner student and prerequisites have been met, students must forward the following to their program administrator. The items must be scanned into one PDF document: 1) your name, program and specialization 2) a short concise memo on the reason for requesting to take the course (how it fits with your academic and career goals) 3) the course syllabus 4) a list of the specific course prerequisites  5) your NYU Wagner transcript (unofficial copy downloaded from Albert) 6) NYU student ID # (N....). The course syllabus and request will then be reviewed by a faculty member to determine whether it is appropriate and relevant to the Wagner degree program and specialization.
  • 6. Review and follow registration procedure for the relevant school (see links to the left).