BA-MPA and BA-MUP with 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 or a Master's in Urban Planning while completing your undergraduate degree. Through the BA-MPA and BA-MUP 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.


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As part of the BA-MPA and BA-MUP 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 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
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

***Not accepted for MUP degree

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 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. 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.