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

Fill out your online application.

Applications for the EMPA/MSW dual degree program are only available during the Fall intake.

Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. Any mailed application material must be postmarked by the deadline date.

We recommend submitting your application earlier in the cycle as admission becomes more competitive throughout the year.

You may complete and submit your online application at any time before the deadline. Save your work before moving to the next page.

The Executive MPA-MSW dual degree program allows you to pursue  an MSW from the Silver School of Social Work and an Executive MPA for Public Service Leaders degree from NYU Wagner. The dual degree program can be completed in three years (24 credits at NYU Wagner/59 credits at NYU Silver):

  • First year in residence at NYU Silver School of Social Work
  • Second year with one semester at each school (NYU Wagner courses begin in the summer)
  • Third year in residence at the NYU Silver School of Social Work

Full program overview

Applicants to the Executive MPA-MSW program must apply to each school separately and be admitted. To complete the process for NYU Wagner application, applicants must take the following steps:

  1. Submit the Executive MPA online application for full-time enrollment by the application deadline. Part-time applicants are not eligible for this dual-degree program.
  2. On your NYU Wagner 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 to Wagner, use Essay 1 to support your rationale for applying to the dual-degree program.
  4. Also apply to NYU’s Silver School of Social Work for admission to the MSW program by the published application deadline. Please remember to indicate your intent to apply for the EMPA-MSW dual-degree program on your NYU Silver application, and please contact silver.admissions@nyu.edu to learn more about the MSW admissions requirements and deadlines.