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;
  • 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 Nurse Leaders

6

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.

Once you submit the forms, it takes approximately 4-6 weeks to receive results.

Course Waivers

If you believe a potential transfer course is also equivalent to a required NYU Wagner course, you should also read the waiver policies and complete a waiver 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 program advisor.