New School, The

Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

Address:

66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States

Phone:

1-212-229-5150

Fax:

1-212-229-5355

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The New School is at the forefront of addressing global environmental issues, thanks to Milano's Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program. This program is designed to turn students' passion for environmental change and sustainability into careers with impact. Our students benefit from small, customized classes, a rigorous program of critical theory and practice, and close attention from a faculty engaged in research, scholarship, and cutting-edge professional practice. Our practice-based learning places students front and center alongside organizations working on the most pressing environmental issues of our time, from climate change and environmental justice to food systems and sustainable development.


Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management students also have access to the Tishman Environment and Design Center, a university-wide institute committed to bringing an interdisciplinary and environmental justice approach to contemporary environmental challenges. The Tishman Center's Student Scholars program provides a competitive grant that funds student-designed research and projects related to climate change, environmental, or sustainability issues. Students in the program also benefit from an array of courses and programs throughout the university, including the International Field Program, graduate courses across a variety of disciplines like economics andmedia studies, sustainable design at Parsons, and other Milano courses in management and policy.


Positive Real-World Impact


While studying in New York City — a global hub for major environmental and sustainability organizations — our students tackle real-world challenges at government institutions, corporations, small, innovative start-ups, companies, and nonprofits throughout the city. The EPSM program culminates in a capstone project in which students bring their knowledge and critical perspectives to a real-world challenge. For a sample of recent capstone projects, visit the Milano School blog.


Program Flexibility and Customization


Students customize their course of study in consultation with a program advisor, focusing broadly on either environmental policy or sustainability management. The program also offers further areas of specialization, including the option for students to create their own specialization by taking elective courses from across the university. The program is flexible and convenient for working professionals as well as recent college graduates. Students can study full-time and complete the program in two years, or study part-time for three to five years. There are numerous external scholarships available to graduate students with an environmental focus."The New School is at the forefront of advancing climate policy and environmental justice, thanks to our master's degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management. Around the world there are efforts to promote change by utilizing insights developed by communities, societies, and grassroots organizations with close relationships to the land and its ecologies. Our graduate students draw on these grassroots perspectives, indigenous knowledges, and community engagement to critically address social and ecological challenges impacting local and global populations.


Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management students also have access to the Tishman Environment and Design Center, a university-wide institute committed to bringing an interdisciplinary and environmental justice approach to contemporary environmental challenges. The Tishman Center's Student Scholars program provides a competitive grant that funds student-designed research and projects related to climate change, environmental, or sustainability issues. Students in the program also benefit from an array of courses and programs throughout the university, including the International Field Program, graduate courses across a variety of disciplines like economics andmedia studies, sustainable design at Parsons, and other Milano courses in management and policy.


Positive Real-World Impact:While studying in New York City — a global hub for major environmental and sustainability organizations — our students tackle real-world challenges at government institutions, corporations, small, innovative start-ups, companies, and nonprofits throughout the city. The EPSM program culminates in a capstone project in which students bring their knowledge and critical perspectives to a real-world challenge. 


Program Flexibility and Customization:Students customize their course of study in consultation with a program advisor, concentrating in either environmental policy or sustainability management. 


Graduates of the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management emerge as thoughtful, innovative practitioners with the analytical skills and practical tools to advance environmental, climate, and social justice for a more sustainable world. Our alumni are making a difference in government, nonprofits, advocacy and social change organizations, policy and research institutes, as well as the private sector. They hold senior roles in organizations including the United Nations Development Programme, the City of Oakland, Con Edison, and the Hunger Project."

Accreditation:

The New School has been regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 216.284.5000), a federally recognized body, since 1960.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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