What is the prompt for the NYU Wagner Letter of Recommendation?
Please write candidly and analytically about the applicant's qualifications and potential to carry on advanced study. Treatment of both strong and weak points will be helpful in describing such attributes as motivation, intellect, maturity, and other relevant characteristics.
Is the GRE or GMAT required for admission?
Who should write my letters of recommendation?
Letters of recommendation should be written by people who know you well and who have been responsible for evaluating your academic or professional work. Professors and workplace supervisors are both appropriate.
How do I obtain an official or unofficial transcript from NYU?
What percentage of applicants are admitted to the PhD program?
The program admits approximately 5-8 students to the PhD Program each year. The admit rate is around 5%.
What are the application deadlines?
Does my recommender have to use the recommendation form that is provided with the application?
It is preferred that recommenders fill out the forms that are supplied electronically via email. Once you enter your recommendation letter writer names in the application, they will receive a link.
How many letters of recommendation are required for the Online MHA?
You must submit two letters of recommendation for the Online MHA program. We would prefer one professional reference and one academic reference from a faculty member or academic advisor who is familiar with your work.
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.
How can I apply to the African Women Public Service Fellowship?
You can apply for the African Women Public Service Fellowship as part of the fall application process. The fall application will be available by early September.
How do I submit official transcript information from a non-U.S. school?
When reviewing your credentials we will need to know the courses you completed, the grades/evaluations you received for those classes, and that you were awarded your degree.
Am I eligible for the Goldberg Fellowship?
If you are pursuing full-time enrollment in the MUP or MPA programs, then you are eligible. You will be considered if you submit the additional fellowship essay (in "Financial Aid" section of application) along with your full application by the fellowship deadline.
How is the MS in Public Policy different from the MPA with a specialization in Policy?
The MSPP degree is a rigorous, focused, skills-oriented program geared toward students who want to pursue a career in policy analysis.
What is total cost of the Online MHA including tuition and fees?
The total cost of the Online MHA 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.
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.
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.
When are Online MHA courses held?
Live class sessions for the Online MHA are held from 7-8pm and/or 8:30-9:30pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
What is the cost of tuition and fees for the Global EMPA Program?
Do I have to submit an International Credential Evaluation?
As an international applicant, you are encouraged, but not required, to submit a third party international credential evaluation to assess U.S. Bachelor’s equivalency and to do a course-by-course evaluation.
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).
Is it possible to go from a full-time student to a part-time student?
Part-time vs. full-time status is determined by the number of credits you register for each semester. There isn't anything special you need to do to go from one status to another - taking 9 or more credits is considered full-time, taking fewer than 9 credits is considered part-time.