The Gallatin School is offering two dual-degree programs in collaboration with NYU’s Robert F.Wagner Graduate School of Public Service: (1) the BA-MPA Program in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy (HEGIS code number 4901/2102†) and (2) the BA-MPA Program in Health Policy and Management (HEGIS code number 4901/1202 †). The dual-degree programs are designed for students with a strong commitment to public leadership. Students enrolled in these accelerated programs will have an opportunity to enhance their learning and gain experience in the public-service field while earning both the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Public Administration degrees.
While enrolled as undergraduates in the Gallatin School, students eligible to enroll in the dual-degree program may complete up to seven of the fifteen courses required for the Wagner M.P.A. degree. These seven courses typically comprise five Wagner core courses and up to two courses chosen from the student’s anticipated area of concentration.
Gallatin students participating in the BA-MPA dual degree program are granted the opportunity to participate in graduate coursework before completing the undergraduate degree, but this does not guarantee outright acceptance into the Wagner MPA program. Students who wish to pursue the MPA degree must also complete a regular Wagner MPA Application for Admission during the senior year at Gallatin. All interested dual-degree Gallatin students will be expected to meet the same admissions standards as other Wagner applicants, which include strong academic qualifications and the equivalent of at least one year of relevant professional experience (i.e., internships, volunteer work, part-time jobs). Further, before matriculating in the Wagner School and after completing the B.A. degree in Gallatin, students admitted to the MPA program will be expected to acquire at least one additional year of full-time professional experience relevant to their anticipated field of study for the Master of Public Administration degree.