New School, The

Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

Master of Science in International Affairs


66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in International Affairs

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Our innovative 30-credit Master of Science (MS) in International Affairs is a flexible, modular program that provides students with the mix of skills and area specializations they need to thrive in today's rapidly changing field of international affairs.

The MS is designed for students who already have at least three to five years of post-university professional experience in international affairs. The self-designed, modular structure of the MS allows students to develop unique combinations of skills and substantive knowledge that will set them apart from their peers and position them for success at the dynamic forefront of research, advocacy, and practice in international affairs.

Students can pursue the degree on a full-time or part-time basis.


The MS program modules draw from programs across The New School in fields such as social research, design, and media. Each student selects one of the Subject Modules and one of the Critical Tools and Analysis Modules to build a unique portfolio of expertise. Potential combinations include module pairings such as Humanitarianism + Geographic Information Systems, Global Advocacy + Media Production, Cities and Sustainable Development + Community and Participatory Development, Development Policy + Economic Analysis, and more. Students can also design their own modules in consultation with advisors.


The MS Subject Modules give students in-depth, substantive knowledge of a particular area of professional interest. Subject areas include Migration and Refugees; Media Advocacy; Global Food Systems; Gender in International Affairs; Poverty, Inequality, and Social Justice; and others. Students may also design their own Subject Module.


The MS Critical Tools and Analysis Modules provide students with distinct skills that prepare them for specific professional careers. Through the Critical Tools and Analysis Module, students can advance their skills in GIS mapping, media production, data analytics, design, participation, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and many other areas.


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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