About NYU Wagner

About NYU Wagner

“Public service is the highest good, and, when done honorably and well, the most rewarding.”

Robert F. Wagner, Mayor of New York City 1953-1965


NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service prepares public service leaders to translate ideas into actions that have an effective and lasting impact on the public good. Our faculty’s research changes the way people frame, understand, and act on important public issues. We provide our students with critical skills, access to all that New York City has to offer, and a deep understanding of context surrounding public service challenges—which they use to improve cities and communities across the globe.

Since 1938, NYU Wagner has been educating the world’s future public service leaders. We offer a Master of Public Administration in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy, Master of Public Administration in Health Policy & Management, Master of Urban Planning, Master of Health Administration, Master of Science in Public Policy, Master of Science in Health Law and Strategy, Executive Master of Public Administration, and PhD in Public Administration.

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NYU Wagner is ranked 10th nationally among all schools of public affairs. We are also ranked:

#1 in Urban Policy

#4 in Health Policy & Management

#7 in Public Finance & Budgeting

#7 in Social Policy

#8 in Nonprofit Management

#9 in International and Global Policy

#12 in Public Policy Analysis

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Students arrive at NYU Wagner from over 30 different countries around the world and bring professional experience from every sector of public service. While here, they explore internships, engage with research centers, and get involved in one of our 24 student groups. 

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