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.

An Advanced Certificate cannot be completed while simultaneously enrolled in a Wagner master's degree program. 

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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