BA-MPA and BA-MUP with Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Students at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study already have a reputation for their vision, their drive, and their unique perspectives: multi-disciplinary study? No problem. Operationalizing grand imaginings? Easy. If that’s the case, then NYU Wagner’s got a challenge for you: join us for our BA-MPA or BA-MUP program in collaboration with NYU Gallatin.

Pursuing a graduate degree with us means you’ll get to funnel your undergraduate explorations directly into a professionally-focused master’s degree that is constantly looking at the intersections of ideas, needs, and the greater good. Furthermore, you’ll get to translate your philosophies into actions—and impact.

Admission to the dual-degree program is open to Gallatin students who have completed 72 credits toward their BA degree and have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Interested? Submit the Pre-Application to the Gallatin Office of Advising for consideration.


Adrienne Smith, Assistant Director of Student Services and Bloomberg Fellowship Program

Cameron Williams, Gallatin Office of Advising


As part of the BA-MPA and BA-MUP tracks, you can complete up to 21 credits toward the 45 credit graduate degree as an undergraduate student. This can include the undergraduate course equivalents below:

NYU Wagner Core Course Undergraduate Course Equivalents
CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods BIOL-UA 42 Biostatistics
CORE-UA 105, Quantitative Reasoning: Statistics
ECON-UA 18, Statistics
ENVST-UA 310, Environmental Quantitative Methods
POL-UA 800, Quantitative Methods in Political Science
POL-UA 850, Introduction to Research Methods in Political Science
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 2, Introduction to Microeconomics;
ECI-UF 2, Principles of Microeconomics
ECON-UA 10, Intermediate Microeconomics
UPADM-GP 140, Economics of Public Policy
CORE-GP 1020 Management and Leadership**,*** 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, 111, & 103 are NYU Wagner undergraduate courses

** BA-MUP students should delay completing these requirements if they are planning to complete the MUP in one additional year

*** Undergraduate students must take the undergraduate version of CORE-GP 1020 Management and Leadership (UPADM-GP 103 Intro to Managing Public Service Organizations)

**** Not accepted for MUP degree 


If you complete the maximum 21 credits during your undergraduate career and take a prescribed sequence of coursework in consultation with an advisor, you can finish the MPA or MUP degree in one full-time year. With any less completed, your time at Wagner would be extended by one year and you also have the flexibility to complete the MPA or MUP in up to five years part-time. For more information about planning your coursework during undergrad and other policies, please see our Advising and Policies page.


If you’re accepted to the BA-MPA or BA-MUP track, you are not guaranteed admittance to the Wagner graduate program. You must complete the graduate application in your final undergraduate year by the priority deadline at the end of the fall semester. Students applying via our dual tracks are guaranteed an interview with a member of both the admissions and students services team the following February. Please see our admissions website for more information. 


Wagner graduate students come from a variety of professional backgrounds - many have several years of substantial experience in public service before starting a Wagner graduate degree. We believe that this real-world experience strongly enriches the Wagner education in and outside the classroom. As a result, our graduate admissions team may accept you into the MPA or MUP program with the requirement that you defer 1 year to gain full-time professional experience in a public service field.

You may also choose to defer your enrollment for up to 2 years in order to gain additional experience.


Pursuing a graduate dual degree is an investment in the future and a serious commitment of time and money. All Bachelor’s-Master’s track applicants will be considered for scholarships and funding as part of the graduate application. You can also apply for the the Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program in the graduate application - a full-tuition scholarship opportunity. .