Community, Events & Resources
The doctoral program offers numerous opportunities, both social and professional, to meet fellow doctoral students and NYU Wagner faculty.
NYU Wagner Research Colloquium
The Wagner Research Colloquium is a seminar series at which prominent researchers present current work on pressing social issues. The presenters represent a range of disciplines and methodological approaches and are affiliated with institutions from around the country. The colloquium offers doctoral students and faculty a chance to see current work, discuss and debate different approaches to research, and interact with researchers from other institutions. It also provides doctoral students with an academic forum in which to present their own research.
One year of for-credit registration for the colloquium series is required of all doctoral students. However, all doctoral students are strongly encouraged to attend and participate in the sessions as often as possible. Colloquium sessions meet on selected Thursdays in the Puck Building. Visit the current schedule.
Seminars Around NYU
Doctoral students are encouraged to attend relevant seminars around NYU.
Informal Study Groups
All doctoral students are encouraged to form informal study groups, particularly to prepare for the comprehensive exams. The program sponsors a formal study group to prepare for the PQE.
Membership in Professional Associations and Conference Participation
Doctoral students are encouraged to become active members of professional associations as well as attend annual conferences. Students may apply for partial funding for conference presentations.
Some associations of interest include:
- Academy of Management (AOM)
- American Economics Association (AEA)
- American Evaluation Association (AEA)
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)
- Association for Cultural Economics International
- Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP)
- Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO)
- Association for Budgeting and Financial Management (ABFM)
- Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
- Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)
- Financial Management Association International (FMA)
- National Tax Association (NTA)
- Urban Affairs Association (UAA)
Members of the NYU Wagner faculty are active members and leaders in these associations. Students are encouraged to discuss their own involvement with their advisors and other pertinent faculty.