BA-MPA with College of Arts and Science

Deep passions don’t tend to be patient. Yes, you know a four-year liberal arts education makes an excellent foundation for a job in public service. But, you also know a master’s degree in public administration will give you the professional skills and tools you’ll need to build a career with impact. Together, it’s long road. But it doesn’t have to be. Set your desire to make the world a better place into motion with a BA-MPA offered by NYU Wagner in partnership with the NYU College of Arts and Science (CAS). The best news of all? No matter what your undergraduate major may be, you can make your ultimate goal an NYU Wagner MPA degree.

Admission to the dual-degree program is open to CAS students who are least three semesters (one for transfer students) into their undergraduate degree.  Interested? Submit the Pre-Application to the College of Arts and Science for consideration.


Adrienne Smith, Undergraduate Studies Administrator, NYU Wagner

Brendan Sullivan, Associate Director of Juniors and Inter-School Programs, CAS



NYU Wagner Core Course Undergraduate Course Equivalents

CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods








ECON-UA 18, Statistics

BIOL-UA 42 Biostatistics

POL-UA 800, Quantitative Methods in Political Science

MAP-UA 105, Quantitative Reasoning: Statistics

PSYCH-UA 10, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

SOC-UA 302, Statistics for Social Research

UGPH-GU 20, Biostatistics for Public Health

UPADM-GP 111, Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy


CORE-GP 1018 Microeconomics






ECON-UA 1, Introduction to Macroeconomicsand ECON-UA 2, Introduction to Microeconomics;

ECON-UA 10, Intermediate Microeconomics




CORE-GP 1020 Managing Public Service Organizations[MPSO]


UPADM-GP 103, Introduction to Managing Public Service Organizations*


CORE-GP 1021 Financial Management



No undergraduate course equivalent



CORE-GP 1022 Introduction to Public Policy






POL-UA 300, Power and Politics in America

POL-UA 306, Public Policy

POL-UA 354, Politics of Administrative Law

SCA-UA 232, Law and Urban Problems

UPADM-GP 101, Politics of Public Policy*



* UPADM-GP 101 & 103 are NYU Wagner undergraduate courses.


After completing your undergraduate degree, you may choose to defer your enrollment for up to two years in order to gain additional experience. This professional experience may also fulfill the Professional Experience Requirement prior to matriculation at Wagner.