How do I obtain an official or unofficial transcript from NYU?
Is the GRE or GMAT required for admission?
When do I receive my diploma?
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.
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.
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 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.
May I defer my admission for a year or more after acceptance?
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.
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.
Do I need to file taxes as an international student?
International students are obligated to file taxes while in the United States- even if they did not work in previous year. Though international students are required legally to file taxes, it may not mean that taxes must be paid.
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.
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 do I know if I have the quantitative skills required for the MS in Public Policy?
If you have an interest in policy analysis, regardless of your major, you are encouraged to apply to the program. The curriculum is significantly focused on quantitative courses, including economics, statistical analysis, and financial management.
Why doesn't NYU Wagner require the GRE or GMAT?
While moderately predictive of academic performance (which is important to us), we believe that these standardized tests are less useful in helping identify individuals who will be successful in a career of public service and a potential leader in the health field.
How do I take a course outside of Wagner?
Is there a list of application requirements I must follow?
Should I bring my immunization records as an international student?
New York State law requires that you submit records showing that you are immunized against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) and Meningitis (MENO).Verification forms are enclosed with the I-20 or DS-2019. Extra forms are available at the OGS office.
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 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