Transfer Credits

Criteria

Transfer credits may be awarded if they were:

  • Earned for graduate credit;
  • Earned with a B or better;
  • Earned prior to matriculation at NYU Wagner (including Wagner course credits while matriculated elsewhere at NYU);
  • Earned within five years of matriculation at NYU Wagner;
  • Earned at an accredited institution of established reputation; and
  • Not applied toward another degree.

Transfer credits that meet these conditions must be approved by the faculty and deemed relevant to your NYU Wagner degree program. Any transfer credits must be approved prior to the start of your second term and are transferred on a credit-for-credit basis.

Decisions regarding transfer credits and waivers are not made prior to matriculation.

Maximum Allowance

The maximum transfer credits allowed by program are:

Program

Maximum Credits

MPA-PNP, MPA-Health

12

MUP

12

MSPP

0

EMPA Public Service Leaders

6

EMPA Global Policy Leaders

0

PhD (elective credit only)

40

Dual degree

6

Advanced Certificate

0

 

APPROVAL PROCESS

To have your prior coursework considered for transfer credit approval, please complete the Transfer Credit Request Form for each course you would like to transfer.

Requests submitted by close of business on the first of the month (5:00pm eastern time) should receive a response by the end of that month. Requests submitted after the first of the month should receive a response by the end of the following month (e.g. a request submitted on October 2 will receive a response by November 30).

Course Waivers

If you believe a potential transfer course is also equivalent to a required NYU Wagner course, you should read the waiver policies and complete the waiver request prior to submitting the transfer credit request.

Full-Time Enrollment

If you must be enrolled full-time each semester (e.g. you're studying on F1/J1 visa, your external fellowship requires full-time enrollment, etc.), you may not be able to transfer credits if you cannot maintain full-time status each semester. You should confer with your Student Services program advisor.