Why Wagner

Why Wagner

NYU Wagner prepares public services leaders to translate ideas into actions that have en effective and lasting impact on the public good.


We provide our students with critical analytic skills, access to all New York City has to offer, and a deep understanding of context around important issues.

Our interdisciplinary coursework, and focus on blending theory in the classroom with practice in the field, prepares our student to thinking differently and creatively about solutions to social challenges. 

When students graduate, they are ready to hit the ground running in any field, sector, or organization.

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NYU Wagner graduates make an impact in management, healthcare, urban planning, policy analysis, and finance at the local, state, national, and international levels of public service. 

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Rahil Rangwala, (MPA-PNP 2011)

Director, Family Economic Services, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

"Wagner's emphasis on practice and not just academics was very helpful post-graduation. Being in NYC, I had easy access to great organizations working in the impact investing space and that made it a lot easier to develop my own network in the sector before I even graduated from NYU Wagner." 

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