Courses

With over 150 courses to choose from, you’ll learn the basics of management, policy, and finance, and be able to dig in deeper to the issue areas you’re passionate about.

FEATURED COURSES

Advocacy Lab I

(PADM-GP 4407)

This course explores the role of issue advocacy as a theory and a method of social change. Students learn how advocacy campaigns, legislative lobbying, issue branding, coalition building, and community organizing affects public policy through changes in political power, regulations, and/or legislation.

Social Impact Investment

(PADM-GP 2311)

This course provides an introduction to the impact investment landscape, the evolution of impact investment as an asset class and the opportunities and challenges for investors seeking meaningful impact investment vehicles. 

Segregation and Public Policy

(PADM-GP 2416)

This course will explore the spatial aspects of inequality, including racial segregation, concentrated poverty, and government structure. Course materials will investigate the consequences of these inequalities for individuals, communities, and American society as a whole, as well as how these seemingly-intractable problems were created by and continue because of public policy decisions.

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Courses Abroad

While NYU Wagner prepares you to make an impact anywhere in the world, studying abroad in the field can help you strengthen your cross-cultural competencies and further broaden your perspective. Summer study-abroad courses in Asia, Africa, and Europe are intensive.

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Courses Across NYU

NYU is the country's largest research university, and as a Wagner student you can take advantage of its breadth of offerings. Enhance your education by taking pre-approved courses at the Law School; Stern School of Business; Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; School of Professional Studies' Center for Global Affairs; and several other schools.

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