Application Deadlines & Process  

NYU Wagner utilizes an online application and does not accept paper applications. The application fee is $85.

The table below defines the timeline by which applications are processed and decisions released. Applicants seeking merit-based aid are encouraged to complete the application process as early as possible.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact (campus-based programs) OR (Online MHA). You are also encouraged to visit us during drop-in advising hours or sign up for an admissions consultation with one of our counselors.



The application deadline for FALL 2020 has passed.

The applications for spring 2021 and fall 2021 will become available in early september 2020.


Master's & Executive Master's

  • Priority Scholarship Consideration - December 2, 2019
    You will be notified by February 28, 2020

  • Mid-Cycle Deadline - February 10, 2020
    You will be notified by April 3, 2020

  • Final Deadline - May 4, 2020
    You will be notified by June 5, 2020

  • Domestic Deadline Extension - June 15, 2020

Doctoral (PhD)

  • The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed.
    If you applied by December 2, 2019, you will be notified by February 28, 2020

Advanced Certificate & Non-degree

  • Final Deadline - May 4, 2020
    You will be notified by June 5, 2020

  • Domestic Deadline Extension - June 15, 2020

Dual Degrees

  • Current NYU undergrads applying to a dual degree program – BA-MPA, BA-MUP, BS-MUP – should submit their Wagner application by December 2, 2019.

  • All other dual degree programs – MPA-MA, MPA-MBA, MPA/MUP-JD, MPA-MD, MPA-Global MPH, EMPA-MSW – require independent applications to each school.

    Please contact partner schools to determine their respective application deadlines and processes.

    Wagner applications follow the schedule above.




Please visit our Online MHA-focused website for more information about key dates and deadlines. 


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