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 is the tuition amount for NYU Wagner?
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can I have my application fee waived?
Is work experience required for admission?
While we do prefer to see about 2 years of relevant professional experience (including full-time, part-time, internship or volunteer experience), this is not a requirement of admission. Students who do not have
How many credits must I complete to obtain a Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy Master's Degree at NYU Wagner?
You must complete 45 credits. Most full-time students take 12 credits per semester. Most part-time students take 6 credits per semester. You can also take January term and summer term courses.
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.
Does Wagner offer interviews?
Interviews are only requested for those who are fellowship finalists, as well as EMPA and dual-degree candidates, at the request of the review committee.
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.
Do I need full-time work experience to be accepted to the MS in Public Policy?
No, it is not required that you have professional experience. If you do not have full-time work experience, the admissions committee will closely evaluate your internship/volunteer experience and articulation of policy interest/career goals.
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.
What is the late policy on submitting test scores?
You are welcome to submit your GRE/GMAT and/or TOEFL/IELTS score report(s) after the deadline, but please note that we cannot guarantee that materials received after the application deadline will be included for review.
Are students given any opportunities to work with professors?
Students may have the opportunity to work with faculty through research projects or as a graduate assistant.
Does NYU offer graduate housing accommodations?
NYU has very limited graduate housing. Therefore, we suggest our students considering finding housing within the city, and our Office of Off-Campus Housing has extensive resources to help you with your search.
May I apply as a matriculated student and a non-matriculated student in case I do not gain admission?
Unfortunately, students need to apply to the non-degree program to take classes as a non-matriculated student.
Where is NYU Wagner Located?
The Puck Building
295 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10012-9604
(southeast corner of Lafayette and Houston)