Global Liberal Studies

Interested in a career in public service? As a Global Liberal Studies student, you already have an edge in the field with your global and interdisciplinary lens for problem-solving. Make a bigger impact by working toward Master’s in Public Administration while completing your undergraduate degree. Through the BA-MPA program offered by NYU Wagner in partnership with the NYU Liberal Studies, you can fast track into a meaningful career in public service. 

Admission to the dual-degree program is open to GLS students who have completed 64 credits toward the B.A. degree, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and who have completed at least 32 of these credits in GLS.  Interested? See the GLS website.


Adrienne Smith, Undergraduate Studies Administrator, NYU Wagner

Global Liberal Studies Advising


NYU Wagner 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

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

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.


After completing the Bachelor of Arts degree in GLS, and before matriculating in the Master of Public Administration program at NYU Wagner, you will be expected to undertake at least one year of full-time work experience, either through internships or paid positions, in a field related to your interests.