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MBA/MA in Politics

Designed for students interested in careers spanning business and government, the dual MBA/MA in Politics program offers a broad understanding of the relationship between business and politics.

The MBA/MA in Politics program is a partnership between NYU Stern and the Graduate School of Arts & Science (GSAS). Both degrees are completed over the course of 2.5 years, instead of the 3 years that it would take to complete each degree independently. The first year is spent at NYU Stern, the second year is split between Stern and GSAS, and the final semester is spent completing the MA in Politics degree.


Admission to the MBA/MA in Politics Program

To apply for the dual MBA/MA in Politics degree, candidates must complete a separate application for each program. No additional admissions standards are applied to dual degree applications at either school. The student qualifies for the dual MBA/MA degree program upon admission to both schools. Please note that it is possible to be admitted to both programs, only one program or neither program in this process.

MBA/MA in Politics dual degree applicants cannot apply to NYU Stern using the Consortium application.

View application deadlines and learn more about the MBA/MA in Politics application process.

Program Structure

The MBA/MA in Politics degree takes 2.5 years to complete, as opposed to the three years that it would typically take to complete each degree independently. The first year is spent at NYU Stern, the second year is split between Stern and GSAS, and the final semester is spent completing the MA in Politics degree. To view the course sequencing, visit the Academic Advising website.

MBA/MA students register with either NYU Stern or GSAS depending on where they are taking the majority of their credits in a particular semester.

Tuition & Financial Aid

MBA/MA in Politics students pay full tuition at the school through which they are registered each semester. If a student exceeds the maximum number of credits and/or courses permitted per semester by the school in which she/he is registered, the tuition and fees for the additional credits must be paid to that school.

Merit scholarships are awarded based on the application for admission to each school. Financial aid, including federal and private loans, is awarded through the school at which a student is registered in a given semester. In addition, students may obtain Teaching Fellowship or Graduate Assistantship positions, which offer tuition remission.

View information on Stern MBA financial aid and GSAS financial aid.

Career Services

Students are encouraged to take advantage of all counseling and placement services at both Stern and GSAS throughout their academic program. Career counselors are available to aid students in areas such as résumé preparation, interviewing techniques, networking and career option assessment. Dual degree students should become familiar early in the program with career services offered at each school.

Learn more about career services at Stern and GSAS.

Student Life

Dual degree students are encouraged to become involved in campus life at both NYU Stern and GSAS. Learn more about student organizations at Stern and GSAS.