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 many letters of recommendation are required for the Online MHA?
You must submit two letters of recommendation. We would prefer one professional reference and one academic reference from a faculty member or academic advisor who is familiar with your work.
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?
What percentage of applicants are admitted to the PhD program?
The program admits approximately 5-8 students to the PhD Program each year. The admit rate is around 5%.
How do I obtain an official or unofficial transcript from NYU?
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 tell if I am a good fit for the Wagner PhD Program?
The Wagner PhD Program prepares students for careers in research. You should be confident that you are interested in pursuing such a career.
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.
I am a potential client. What makes a good Capstone Project?
The best Capstone proposals are important but not urgent; achievable within the academic time frame and with the resources available; provide a clear definition of the problem or issue to be addressed; have a realistic scope; and specify tangible deliverables for the Capstone team to provid
What is the Ellen Schall Experience Fund and what are the eligibility requirements?
Each year, NYU Wagner awards a quarter million dollars - in the form of $7,500 stipends - to up to 25 students who have taken on degree relevant and career advancing unpaid summer internships!
Is there a minimum GPA required for admission to the Online MHA?
No, however our most competitive applicants have a GPA of at least 3.0
Is it possible to switch from part-time to full-time enrollment?
Yes! You may change your enrollment status from full-time to part-time, or vice versa, without notifying the University.
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 jobs do graduates of the Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree program find?
Recent Master of Urban Planning graduates can be found at nonprofit organizations, consultant firms, and advocacy groups, at municipal, local, and state agencies.
For a list of specific roles, visit
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 open a bank account as an international student?
It is not advisable to walk around New York with a large amount of cash. You may wish to open a bank account before entering the United States. Check with a bank in your home country about the easiest way to transfer sums of money in U.S.
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.
Is it possible to go from a full-time student to a part-time student?
Part-time vs. full-time status is determined by the number of credits you register for each semester. There isn't anything special you need to do to go from one status to another - taking 12 or more credits is considered full-time, taking fewer than 12 credits is considered part-time.
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.