Certificates & Non-Degree Programs

Advanced Certificates

NYU Wagner offers a range of Advanced Certificates for public service professionals who want to enhance their public service careers. These Advanced Certificates provide high-quality instruction in finance, health, management, and public policy—providing students with a specific skill set and knowledge base for professional advancement.

The Advanced Certificates program offers students:

  • Flexibility. Students can study part-time and earn a Certificate in one year.
  • Educational excellence. NYU Wagner is a top-ranked school. Students enrolled in Certificate programs will take courses with leading NYU Wagner faculty.
  • Applicability. Certificate programs focus on subject areas with direct professional relevance that can be implemented immediately.
  • Professional networks. Certificate students take courses and interact with other NYU Wagner students, providing an expanded network of contacts and connections.

Learn about admissions requirements


The non-degree program is designed for public service professionals who are interested in sharpening certain skill sets to advance their professional development, but do not want to pursue a full master’s degree. Non-degree programs consist of a maximum of 12 credits (generally four classes).

Non-degree applicants must possess the same qualifications required for acceptance into a degree program, and must undergo the same application review process. Applicants must apply by the appropriate deadlines and are not eligible for scholarship consideration. 

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