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 tuition amount for NYU Wagner?
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.
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.
Is the GRE or GMAT required for admission?
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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 accept my admissions offer?
If you intend to accept our offer of admission, please take the following actions:
What are the application deadlines?
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.
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.
Does NYU Wagner have a large selection of evening classes?
Most classes are held in the late afternoon/evening time slots with some school-wide core courses offered during the day. Some electives or sections of electives are offered on an intensive basis on Saturdays or Fridays.
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.