Bachelor's-Master's Program Portal

Bachelor's-Master's eligibility requirements


Credit Requirement

Through our Bachelor's-Master's track, you can complete as many as 21 of the 45 credits (7 courses) required for the MPA or MUP. Wagner graduate credits that you earn as undergraduates may also apply towards the 128 total credits you need for the Bachelor’s degree.

Overlapping credits may come from a combination of Wagner graduate and their undergraduate equivalents. After earning the Bachelor’s degree, and pending admission to Wagner, you can complete the remainder of your MPA or MUP credits in generally one to two years of additional study.


When applying to the MPA or MUP, you will need to choose a specialization within your intended degree program. It also benefits you to seek work, volunteer, and leadership experience related to your intended specialization to support your graduate application.

MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy Specializations

MPA in Health Policy & Management Specializations

Masters of Urban Planning Specializations


In order to complete an MPA or MUP degree one year after earning your undergraduate degree, you need to complete all the Capstone prerequisites for your specialization before matriculating into Wagner as a graduate student.

You can find Capstone prerequisites in their intended specialization Program Requirement Checksheet.

Graduate Course Enrollment 

Graduate coursework in Wagner is under controlled enrollment and undergraduate students are not able to register for graduate courses on Albert. To register for graduate courses in Wagner, please email In your email, please include:

  • your name
  • your admitted Bachelor's-MPA status
  • your N#
  • the course number, course title, and 4- or 5-digit class number of the course(s) that you are requesting
  • your registration appointment time (when applicable, in future terms)

Grade Requirement

Credit taken as an undergraduate student toward the graduate degree cannot be awarded for courses completed with a grade of less than B, or for courses taken on a pass/fail basis. 

CAS Residency

CAS students are allowed to take 16 credits in non-liberal arts courses in the other schools of the University; any Wagner courses taken toward the MPA or MUP count against those 16 credits. If you expect to go over the 16 credit limit, you will need to consult with your CAS advisor.

In addition, no Wagner courses can count toward the 64 credits that internal or external transfer students to the College are required to complete in CAS (-UA) courses


Student Organizations

As a student on the Bachelor’s-Master’s track, you are encouraged to participate in Wagner Student Organizations overseen by the Wagner Student Association for graduate students.

Join the Undergrad Facebook Group