Executive MPA-MSW

As someone with experience delivering public services on the front lines, you face complex challenges every day. But you see them as opportunities to make a difference. You’re ready to develop and implement new alternatives to meet the needs of the underserved. And our Executive Master of Public Administration-Master of Social Work dual degree, offered jointly with NYU's Silver School of Social Work, can help you do just that—with broad, lasting impact.

Our dual-degree program helps seasoned professionals like you become strategic leaders by complementing a rigorous course of study in social work with additional expertise in management, finance, and policy. This multi-disciplinary approach means you’ll walk away with the tools to take your compassion and amplify it through strong, sustainable organizations and relevant, life-changing programs.


An important aspect of the dual-degree academic experience is the extensive, tailored, and coordinated advisement support from both schools. Students will work with advisors from both schools to carefully choose coursework that takes into consideration their unique academic and professional goals. The many sources of advisement that each school offers include faculty advisors, offices of career services, program administrators, and peer advisors. 

Students leave the dual-degree program well supported and equipped with the frameworks and analytical skills that will serve them in the complex and changing intersection of sectors and roles their careers may span.


(GP = Wagner Course)

FALL YEAR 1 (18.5 credits) (Registration residency: Silver)

SPRING YEAR 1 (16 credits) (Registration residency: Silver)

SUMMER YEAR 1 (9 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner*)

FALL YEAR 2 (16 credits) (Registration residency: Silver)

SPRING YEAR 2 (17.5 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner*)

SUMMER YEAR 2 (6 credits) (Registration residency: Wagner*)

*Registration residency requires 24 credit hours to be completed at NYU Wagner.


Applicants are required to apply to each school. Executive MPA applicants should have a minimum of eight years of work experience, with increasingly progressive management and leadership responsibility. Once admitted to both schools, a student will qualify for the dual-degree program.

Students enrolled in dual master's degree programs with other NYU schools are not eligible for NYU Wagner Named Fellowship programs or merit scholarships.