Graduate Programs

Business Administration MBA Program

Wagner's Business Administration MBA program gives students easy access to opportunities in New York City, while studying on a traditional and beautiful college campus with small classes and supportive faculty.
Learning Literacy at PS 20

Every week, Professors Katia Gonzalez and Rhoda Frumkin and their graduate students in childhood education and literacy meet at PS 20, an elementary school in Port Richmond. The rest of their coursework — readings, lectures, discussions — is conducted online; here is where they meet to put theory into practice.
5-Year Microbiology Program

Dr. Corbo and Monica Cipriani '17 invite you to learn more about the 5-year microbiology program, earning you a BS and MS within five years. With small classes, dedicated faculty, and required undergraduate research, microbiology at Wagner prepares students for a wide range of careers.
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Wagner’s select, yet comprehensive graduate programs are offered at convenient times and provide small class settings for educational excellence. Classes are small and scheduled year-round in late afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Our faculty are superb, combining theoretical expertise with practical experience in the field. A number of graduate assistant positions and financial aid options are available to support students. All graduate applications are processed by the Office of Admissions.

Wagner’s graduate programs are committed to the “learn by doing” philosophy embodied in the Wagner Plan, based on experiential learning and interdisciplinary study. These exclusive programs strive to foster core competencies, cutting-edge technologies, and critical thinking. They remain responsive to the needs of the external community, and in turn provide the most innovative and highest caliber graduate education in the region.

  • Business Administration

    “I recognized that the Wagner EMBA had the best schedule, timing, scope of study, and rich content relevant to today’s challenges.”

    – Jerrier M. Atassi M’12
    Vice President of Global Markets Systems
    The Bank of New York Mellon

    MS, Accounting

    Taught in small cohorts of about 15 students, the program focuses on accounting knowledge, analytical skills, effective communication, and information technology

    Accelerated MBA

    Unique in the tri-state area, this intensive, 12-month program completed in three semesters includes Capstone Simulation, a Global Competitive Business Study, and Lean/Six Sigma protocols.

    Executive MBA

    This degree in management, designed for middle-level professionals, incorporates Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt certification, Capstone Simulation, and an overseas trip that enhance strong leadership skills.

    Traditional MBA

    This evening and weekend program features small classes, personalized advisement, for-credit internships, and Capstone Simulation, with five different majors to incorporate a wide variety of fields.

  • Education

    Dedrick Dye

    “They have all been in the teaching profession for many years and genuinely care about helping their students learn the best possible ways to teach.”

     Dedrick Dye ’03 M’13
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School

    MS Ed, Childhood Ed. / Special Ed.

    All coursework includes field-based placements and encompasses inclusive education, leading to dual certification in general and special education

    MS Ed, Adolescent Ed. / Special Ed.

    The adolescent program emphasizes “flipped instruction,” using technology to maximize teacher time with students on meaningful work.

    MS Ed, Early Childhood Ed. / Special Ed.

    The early childhood program encompasses inclusive education, leading to dual certification in general and special education.

    MS Ed, Teaching Literacy

    All coursework is clinically rich, with core pedagogy classes that are completely field-based in the Port Richmond immigrant community, and guided by highly experienced Wagner faculty.

    MS, Educational Leadership

    An advanced program for certified, experienced educators seeking to become principals. Students partner with school principals to conduct a year-long project supporting school change.

  • Microbiology

    “First and foremost, we are teaching faculty. And it is my pleasure, and it is all of my colleagues’ pleasures, to see students every single day in the labs [or] in our offices.”

    – Dr. Christopher Corbo
    Assistant Professor

    MS, Microbiology

    Our program provides hands-on experience in biochemical and physiological principles, and stimulates analytical and deductive reasoning skills. With small classes housed in a multi-million-dollar science complex, your education will prepare you for a wide range of in-demand careers, including epidemiology, microbiology, immunology, and molecular biology.

  • Nursing

    Maria Civille

    “Academically, what I’m learning at Wagner gives me an edge. It has definitely enlightened me and brought me to another level in my practice.”

    – Maria Civille ’12 M’15
    Senior Staff Nurse
    Methodist Hospital

    MS, Nursing 

    Designed for professional nurses looking to advance nursing abilities and prepare for roles as nurse educator or family nurse practitioner.

    Post-Master’s Certificate, Family Nurse Practitioner 

    Building on an earned master’s degree in nursing, the program includes precepted clinical practice. Graduates will be certified by the New York State Education Department as Family Nurse Practitioners.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice

    The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree gives working nurses interdisciplinary training with a focus on disaster preparedness and population health. Graduates are prepared to be leaders in global health concerns on state and federal levels.

  • Physician's Assistant

    MS, Clinical PA

    Our program prepares practicing physician assistants for careers as health educators, health care managers, and clinical leaders through hands-on experience with research design and analysis. Students choose one of three concentrations: health care management, health education, and clinical specialty.

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Wagner College is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. It is a member of the American Council on Education and the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools.