Through the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program (MGSP), the School of Labor and Urban Studies provides support to full-time New York City local government employees to study in one of our graduate degree or certificate programs:

  • MA in Labor Studies, MA in Urban Studies (Public Policy and Administration, Health Care Policy and Administration, The Urban Workforce);
  • Advanced Certificate (Health Care Policy and Administration, Labor Relations, Labor Studies, Community Leadership, Public Administration and Public Policy).

The Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship awards up to 4 scholarships each semester. The scholarship pays up to $1,500 for a maximum of 2-semesters.  Scholarships are warded in the applicant’s first two semesters of matriculation only.

To be eligible for a Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship, you must:

  • Be employed by a New York City government agency
  • Have already been awarded your undergraduate degree
  • Be entering as a newly matriculated student; you must not be a current graduate student

For an application and more information about the Mayor’s Graduate Scholarship Program, please click here.