How can I open a bank account as an international student?
It is not advisable to walk around New York with a large amount of cash. You may wish to open a bank account before entering the United States. Check with a bank in your home country about the easiest way to transfer sums of money in U.S.
What is the minimum GRE score the admissions committee requires?
No minimum score is required, and the GRE is optional for all programs except the PhD in Public Administration and MS in Public Policy.
What are the average TOEFL/IELTS scores for admission?
If you are submitting a TOEFL, we require a score of 100 or above. For the IELTS, we require a score of 7.0 or above (7.5 or above strongly encouraged). If you are applying for the EMPA for Global Policy Leaders, a TOEFL of 109 or IELTS of 7.5 is required.
When do I receive my diploma?
What is total cost of the Online MHA including tuition and fees?
The total cost of the program is about $85,000 in tuition and fees. Tuition is $1,788 per credit hour, with a $499 fee for the first credit hour and a $70 fee for each additional hour. A $1,000 deposit is due at the time of enrollment.
How do I get off a course waitlist?
Courses occasionally have waitlists. If you place yourself on a waitlist, remember that the next eligible person on waitlist is automatically enrolled when a space opens up in the course.
Is the GRE or GMAT required for admission?
What is the tuition amount for NYU Wagner?
Do I have to take the TOEFL?
You must take TOEFL (or IELTS) if you did not receive a postsecondary degree from a program instructed exclusively in English.
What jobs do graduates of the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree program find?
Recent Master of Urban Planning graduates can be found at nonprofit organizations, consultant firms, and advocacy groups, at municipal, local, and state agencies.
For a list of specific roles, visit
How can I pay my tuition deposit?
To pay your tuition deposit, you must first accept your NYU offer of admission.
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I am a potential client. What is the Capstone program timeline for clients?
What is the program timeline for the 2019-2020 application cycle?
May I defer my admission for a year or more after acceptance?
What is the application process for a merit-based scholarship?
You should complete the application process as early as possible (by the first deadline). As long as all required materials are received and an application package is deemed complete, you will be given priority consideration for all available merit-based scholarships (and fellowships).
What is the difference between NYU Wagner's Master of Health Administration (MHA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) in Health Policy & Management degree programs?
NYU Wagner’s Online MHA is a highly structured program for working professionals focused on advancing their career in healthcare management. It is only available online and can only be completed on a part-time basis.
What is the Online Master of Health Administration from NYU Wagner?
NYU Wagner’s Online Master of Health Administration is a flexible part-time program that will provide you with the necessary leadership and management skills to make evidence-based decisions, communicate effectively, and manage your career for succe
Are merit-based scholarships available?
Yes, the program has limited fellowship and scholarship resources. Around 20% of the incoming class will receive merit-based aid. We assess all applications for merit-based scholarships. Our fellowships do require a separate essay in the application.
Is the Online MHA program part-time or full-time?
The program is offered part-time only. Each semester is six credits, except Semester Two and Semester Seven, which are each 7.5 credits . Weekly, live classes are held in the evenings for 60 minutes. Students can expect to spend two hours in live classes each week.
How are Capstone projects selected? How are Capstone projects assigned?
Prospective Capstone clients respond to a request for proposals (RFP) in the spring by submitting their applications through our online portal. All proposals are vetted by Wagner administration and viable projects are offered to Capstone faculty for comment and selection.
What is the Capstone Program? Who comprises a Capstone Team?
Capstone is learning in action. Part of the core curriculum of the Master's program at NYU Wagner, it provides students with both a critical learning experience and an opportunity to perform a public service.
What types of Capstone projects have been done in the past?
A Capstone team may conduct a literature review, perform an environmental scan, develop an operational framework to streamline workflow, develop a financial model, or put forth policy recommendations, among other things.
How long does it take to complete the MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy Program?
As a full-time student, you can complete the degree in two years. Part-time students generally take 3-4 years. There is much flexibility to move from full-time to part-time on a semester by semester basis as it fits your schedule.