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Applications for the MPA/MAIR dual degree program are available during the Spring or 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.

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The MPA in International Development Policy and Management Specialization-MA in International Relations dual degree program allows you to pursue simultaneously an MA in International Relations from the NYU Graduate College of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and an MPA degree from NYU Wagner. The program can be completed in two years (33 credits at NYU Wagner/24 credits at GSAS).

Full Program Overview

To apply to the MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and  MA in International Relations program, applicants must take the following steps:

  1. Refer to the MPA application checklist and submit a complete NYU Wagner MPA application (MPA Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy program, International Development Policy and Management specialization only) for full-time admission by the application deadline. Part-time applicants are not eligible for the 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 Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) for admission to the MA in International Relations by the published deadline. Please indicate your intent to apply for the MPA-MAIR dual-degree program on your NYU GSAS application, and please contact to learn more about the MAIR admissions requirements and deadlines.