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.
What is the tuition amount for NYU Wagner?
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 GRE or GMAT required for admission?
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.
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 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 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 many students are in the Executive MPA (EMPA) for Public Service Leaders program?
The EMPA is a cohort-based program where students take their required leadership courses together. There are approximately 35-40 students in a cohort, enabling faculty and advisors to create a tailored experience for students in the program.
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:
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).
Does NYU Wagner offer interviews?
Interviews are only part of the admissions process for those who are fellowship semi-finalists, as well as some EMPA and dual-degree candidates (BA/MPA, BA/MUP, and BS/MUP), at the request of the review committee.
What is the application notification timetable?
The admissions review at NYU Wagner is conducted on a modified rolling basis. Each deadline has a specific notification date. Once an application is completed, it will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee 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.
I applied to NYU Wagner, when will I know about any scholarships that I may receive?
You will receive information about any award you receive when we send out decision letters in March. These scholarships are the only awards Wagner coordinates and provides to students.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
My scanned transcript is too large to upload into the online application. How can I reduce the file size?
Please scan your transcript in black and white at 150 dpi (dots per inch).