FAQs: Current Students

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When are courses held?

A majority of courses at Wagner meet in the evening, beginning at 5pm, and meet in person. We offer select courses during the day, on Saturdays, and online.

How do I decide if I should enroll in the Research Capstone? How are topics for the Research Capstone selected?

The Research Capstone is designed for students who know they want to pursue a career in quantitative research, most of whom expect to go on to pursue a Ph.D. Students still work in teams in the Research Capstone section; the primary difference from other Capstone sections is that teams don't have a formal outside client.

How do I change my specialization?

MPA and MUP students are required to choose their specialization during the semester in which they complete their 12th credit. For full-time students, this is their first semester and for part-time students, it is usually their second semester.

I am waiting for the results of my waiver request, should I register for the course in the meantime?

Course waivers based on prior coursework can take 4-6 weeks to receive results.  Depending on how confident you are that your waiver will be approved and how many seats are left in your preferred section of the course you are trying to waive, you should consider registering for a seat in your preferred section, especially if that course is on the

Where can I find resources for housing and living in New York?

Whether you live on or off campus, are here for the summer, or are living in faculty housing, you will find yourself living "in and of" New York City. Manhattan's vibrant Greenwich Village neighborhood is home to many of NYU's campus buildings.