Social Finance (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

This Advanced Certificate draws from NYU Wagner’s established and innovative curriculum in social finance. Coursework focuses on impact investment, program-related investment, and financial management providing you with the skills you need to practice in both the nonprofit and private sector. It will expose students to new methodologies in addressing social problems and assessing impact through program-related investment, blended finance, venture philanthropy, and measurement of social impact returns.


Admission to the Advanced Certificate program requires the following:

  • Online Application
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Transcripts
  • Application Fee

Admission is selective and based on the applicant's prior academic record and professional achievements. Advanced Certificate candidates are not eligible for scholarship. For more information, please contact

Due to constraints relevant to US immigration regulations, applicants who will need an F-1 or J-1 student visa are not eligible to apply to certificate programs.

Students currently enrolled in a Wagner degree program cannot be admitted to nor simultaneously enrolled in a Wagner Advanced Certificate program.

See Advanced Certificate and Non-Degree Application Checklist for additional admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.