BA-MPA 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 program in collaboration with NYU Gallatin.

Pursuing a public administration 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.


NYU Wagner Student Services

Cameron Williams, Gallatin Office of Advising


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


NYU School Core Course Undergraduate Course Equivalents

CORE-GP 1011 Statistical Methods

BIOL-UA 42 Biostatistics

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;

ECII-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

has 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.


For more information about the curriculum, please see our Advising and Policies page. 


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 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. NYU undergraduates interested in the Georgina and Charlotte Bloomberg Public Service Fellows Program must complete their school's dual Bachelor's-MPA/MUP pre-application by October 3 of their final year to be considered for this fellowship.