BA-MPA AND BA-MUP CHECKLIST APPLICATION

Please follow these steps to complete your application. If you have any questions, contact wagner.admissions@nyu.edu

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Students must enroll in the dual-degree program while they are still matriculated in their bachelor’s program, and they must formally apply to NYU Wagner during their senior year.

  1. Complete the NYU Wagner online MPA application (either PNP or HPAM concentration) for full-time or part-time admission. 
  2. In your online application form, indicate that you are applying for a dual degree program by selecting “Yes” under the Dual Degree section on the Program Information page. Then select the particular dual degree program to which you are applying in the next question. 
  3. In your application materials, use Essay 1 to support your rationale for the dual degree.

The Wagner School, in partnership with several NYU undergraduate divisions, offers combined degree programs for students to earn the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration or the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Urban Planning in less time than it would take to earn both degrees separately. Students may complete a maximum 28 of the 60 credits required for the graduate degree while they are still undergraduates. Students must earn a grade of B or better in each relevant course in order for the credits to give them advanced standing for the MPA or the MUP.

BA-MPA

The BA-MPA program is open to NYU undergraduate students of any major currently enrolled in the College of Arts and Science, the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, or the Global Liberal Studies Program. Students may complete a maximum 28 of the 60 credits for the MPA while they are still undergraduates. These 28 credits may be a combination of Wagner graduate and undergraduate courses or their CAS equivalents; students must earn a B or better in all Wagner or equivalent courses in order for these to be applied to the MPA. Dual-degree students must complete all requirements of their major as well as College-wide requirements prior to matriculating at Wagner.  

BA-MUP

The BA-MUP program is open to NYU CAS undergraduates in one of six relevant majors: Economics, International Relations, Metropolitan Studies, Politics, Sociology, and Urban Design. Students may complete a maximum 28 of the 60 credits required for the MUP while they are still undergraduates. These 28 credits may be a combination of Wagner graduate courses or their CAS equivalents; students must earn a grade of B or better in all Wagner or equivalent courses in order for these to be applied to the MUP. Dual-degree students must complete all requirements of their major as well as College-wide requirements for the BA prior to matriculating at Wagner. 

All BA-MPA and BA-MUP applicants are required to interview prior to admission to the dual degree program. Interviews are by invitation only and are conducted in-person at the NYU Wagner Office of Admissions in New York City. The Office of Admissions will contact you via email or phone to notify you of your interview invitation. Interviews typically occur in mid-February.

NYU Abu Dhabi and CAS students

Students have the option of deferring matriculation for up to two years after they complete the BA in order to gain critical experience in the field. 

NYU Gallatin and GLS students

Students have a mandatory one-year deferral requirement after they complete the BA in order to meet the NYU Wagner Professional Experience requirement

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