MS in Design and Urban Ecologies
Bringing together the academic strengths of Parsons and other divisions of The New School, this studio-based program will train students to apply interdisciplinary methods in studying and designing processes to transform urban ecosystems. The first graduate program of its kind in the United States, this 60-credit, two-year master of science program will explore the broad terrain of the urban complex and its interconnection with society and the environment.
Students in the program will gain a broad view of the dynamics of urban life by investigating the influence of bureaucracy, policy, finance, and design on contemporary cities. Focusing on designing process rather than form, students will develop strategic proposals for more cohesive and socially responsible urban development.
All degree programs at The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education. The New School has been regionally accredited by Middle States Commission of Higher Education since 1960. Parsons The New School for Design has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) since 1966.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research Universities - Intensive
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 5,000 - 9,999