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.
What is the tuition amount for NYU Wagner?
Can I have my application fee waived?
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.
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.
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 can I pay my tuition deposit?
To pay your tuition deposit, you must first accept your NYU offer of admission.
To do so, please take the following actions:
How much experience do I need to apply to the Executive MPA (EMPA) for Public Service Leaders program?
You should have least 7 years of professional experience (ideally 10), including several years at the management level.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Why should I study Health Policy and Management at NYU Wagner?
There are several characteristics that make the NYU Wagner Health Policy and Management Program fairly unique. Not many health programs are located in a school of public administration or public service.
How can I apply for the undergraduate program at NYU Wagner?
NYU Wagner primarily has graduate level degree programs in the areas of public administration and urban planning. If you are interested in undergraduate admissions, please contact the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly at 212-998-4500.
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.
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.
What if my transcript is not in English?
You are required to submit both the official transcript and its English translation. If the institution you attend/attended does not provide an English translation with the official transcript, you must obtain a certified English translation before submitting your application.