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.
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 are the application deadlines?
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 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 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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Does NYU Wagner offer financial aid?
Yes, NYU Wagner provides a range of financial aid opportunities, including merit-based scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.
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.
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.
Can I keep my full-time job while I go to Wagner?
Yes, definitely. About 40% of entering Wagner students are "part-time" students, working full- or part-time while attending Wagner.
Can I use previously submitted recommendation letters from an old application?
If you wish to reapply for a future semester, you will need to submit new letters of recommendation to accompany your new application. We ask you to submit new letters to ensure that your application reflects your most recent and relevant experience.