Established in 1938, New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers advanced programs leading to the professional degrees of Master of Public Administration, Master of Urban Planning, Executive Master of Public Administration, and Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration.
The mission of NYU Wagner is to be a leadership school of public service, with a faculty of thought leaders who reframe the way people understand and act on issues of public importance and graduates who are bold, well-prepared change makers, who expertly navigate real-world complexity and produce results that matter.
NYU Wagner recognizes that public service careers span sectors, demand role flexibility, and reflect context. Our interdisciplinary approach to education integrates theory and practice, preparing our students to provide leadership on the critical issues of our time. We also take full advantage of our location in the most global city in the world.
MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy
• International Policy and Management
• Management for Public and Nonprofit Organizations
• Public Policy Analysis
MPA in Health Policy and Management
• Health Finance
• Health Policy Analysis
• Health Services Management
• International Health
• Economic Development and Housing Policy
• Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation
• International Planning Specialization
• MPA concentration for nurse leaders
PhD in Public Administration
Joint Degree/Dual Degree
• MPA/MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies
• Health Policy and Management
• Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy (selected with international development focus)
• Urban Policy and Planning
U.S. News and World Report ranks NYU Wagner’s graduate programs:
• #10 overall
• #3 in Health Policy and Management
• #6 in City Management and Urban Policy
• #6 in Public Finance and Budgeting
• #9 in Nonprofit Management
• #7 in Social Policy
Students pursue the MPA degree in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy or Health Policy and Management with a management, policy analysis, finance, or international specialization. Urban planning students specialize in environment, infrastructure, and transportation; economic development and housing policy; or international development planning. MPA and MUP students may also explore substantive areas such as community development, social policy, nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship, international development, and education policy through elective courses at Wagner and at most of NYU’s other graduate schools. One of the defining features of the MPA and MUP programs is the Capstone End Event. Over the course of an academic year, students work in teams, either to address challenges and identify opportunities for a client organization or to conduct research on a pressing social question.
Through our Executive MPA and Advanced Professional Certificate Programs, NYU Wagner provides midcareer professionals who have at least five years of progressively responsible experience an opportunity to reflect on their practice, retool with new skills, and reposition themselves for the very highest levels of public service leadership.
NYU Wagner's Doctoral Program provides students with the theoretical and methodological training needed to perform original research in public policy, management, or finance. Many students specialize in a substantive area such as health, urban policy, nonprofits, welfare, education, or international development.
Wagner aims to provide a transformative experience for our students. We are committed to supporting students’ professional growth through an innovative career development program called Composing Your Career (CYC). CYC is a framework for students to clarify their direction, identify the knowledge and skills they need for success, gain critical experience, and reflect on their evolving career goals. Wagner graduates are prepared for leadership roles in all levels of government, nonprofits, health care organizations, and international NGOs. For a full employment report on the most recent graduating class, please visit www.wagner.nyu.edu/careers/stats.php.
NYU Wagner prepares serious, talented professionals to face the constantly evolving challenges of public service. To learn more about what a Wagner education can do for your public service career or to apply now, visit http://wagner.nyu.edu or request more information here.