Degree Programs

It's the education you'll need to make a positive impact on the world's toughest urban challenges. With a mix of management, policy, and finance, and an emphasis on testing ideas on the ground, we prepare you for a meaningful career.

Master of Public Administration - Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy


This innovative interdisciplinary program prepares you for a transformative public service career in any sector.

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Master of Public Administration - Health Policy & Management


Develop the broad skill set and perspective you'll need to address issues of access, quality, efficiency, and cost, and help make policy that builds healthier communities.

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Master of Urban Planning


Confront today's urban challenges by learning the policy, management, and finance skills essential for designing vibrant and dynamic cities in the 21st century.

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Online Master of Health Administration


Advance your career in a flexible part-time online program that provides you with leadership and management skills to make changes that will improve US healthcare.

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Master of Science in Health Law and Strategy (1-Year Program): Joint Degree with NYU School of Law 


This one-year program prepares experienced professionals to make strategic decisions informed by the legal and policy context of our highly regulated health system.

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Master of Science in Public Policy (1-Year program)


Assess, create, and implement public policy that has a lasting impact on the public good.

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Designed to train seasoned public service professionals for the next step, this flexible program trains you in leadership and management skills. Learn more

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PhD in Public Administration


Learn how to produce the insights you'll need to create, evaluate, and shape equitable programs and policies in this interdisciplinary program.

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(12-15 CREDITS)

Enhance your public service career through high-quality instruction in finance, health, management, and public policy.

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U.S. News & World Report rankings Best Grad Schools-Public Affairs

#10 overall

#1 in Urban Policy

#4 in Health Policy & Management

#7 in Public Finance & Budgeting

#7 in Social Policy

#8 in Nonprofit Management

#9 in Global Policy and Administration

Dual Degrees

Blend the subject areas, networks, and resources of two schools, and earn a cohesive dual degree in a shortened timeframe. 

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Combine your interests in policy and business administration by pursuing an integrated and comprehensive course of study at Wagner and the Stern School of Business.

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MPA-MA in Hebrew & Judaic Studies

Interested in being a leader at a Jewish communal organization? Study at Wagner and NYU's Skirball Department, and earn both masters’ degrees in three years or less.

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MPA-MA, International Relations

Position yourself to make a deeper impact on global public service and international affairs by earning two degrees in just two years.

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MPA-Global MPH

Combine a study of global public service and public health, and apply your dual degree to a leadership role in a healthcare environment anywhere in the world.

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Get a solid grounding in the interdisciplinary skills and public service issues that will enable you to use your law degree to effectively create positive change.  

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To shape the future of health policy and management, you must understand the broad factors that influence health outcomes. Combine the cutting-edge skills and insights offered by our MPA with NYU School of Medicine courses.

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Executive MPA-MSW

Take your master’s of social work to a new level of leadership by adding key management skills, like program evaluation and organizational management. 

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MPA-MS, Applied Statistics

You'll gain a practical policy, management, and analysis skills while being immersed in the foundations of probability and statistics

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Undergraduate Offerings

With the line between public and private sectors blurring, and issues becoming more complex and intertwined, you'll find yourself dealing with public policy no matter what your field. Taught by top faculty members, undergraduate level courses at NYU Wagner give you the sophisticated understanding and tangible skills that you'll need.

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Undergraduate Major

If you want to help address tomorrow's most complex social challenges, you’ll need core skills and an intricate understanding of how issues and sectors work. Offered jointly with the NYU College of Arts and Science, this major prepares you to translate your passion into real change.

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Undergraduate Minors

The understanding of policy that you’ll gain at NYU Wagner will serve you in any career that you choose. Build a critical skill set to enhance your major by studying social entrepreneurship, public policy, social policy, or spiritual leadership.

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Bachelor's-Master's Dual Programs

Don't wait to get started on a career in public service, apply to a dual-degree MPA or MUP program in undergrad. NYU Wagner’s combined bachelor’s and master’s will put you on the fast track, allowing you to complete your undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years instead of the traditional six. 

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