New School, The

Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy

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 Public and Urban Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Milano’s Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy challenges you to develop innovative solutions for the world’s thorniest challenges, which are increasingly urban and global. Milano’s community of scholars examine today’s urban policy issues in real time and design creative solutions, all while working closely with policymakers in government agencies and nonprofit organizations.

We give you the opportunity to work on policy analysis in real-world settings, with a focus on social justice. Put theory into practice and apply your analytical and collaborative problem-solving skills as early as your second semester in our Urban Policy Lab. Our areas of specialization allow you to explore emerging fields of study, such as data visualization, global urban futures, food and environment, housing and community development, finance and capital markets, politics and advocacy, and many others. Our partnerships with Parsons and the School of Media Studies, and The New School’s commitment to design and social research as essential means of exploring the issues of our time, put you at the center of conversations around democracy, urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, social equity, sustainability, migration, and globalization. The result is a challenge to the status quo and an opportunity for you to translate your passion into real-world policy initiatives that change people’s lives.

Set Your Own Pace

Do you want a program that is fast and focused? Or do you want to continue working full-time while you study? We offer three different paths toward your degree so that you can choose the right one for your academic and professional goals. Each combines the academic rigor, hands-on learning, and supportive and collaborative setting that are the hallmarks of the NASPAA-accredited Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy.

Fast-Track Path (16-Month Accelerated Option)  (PDF) 16 months
Take the fast track to change with this new, accelerated MS degree option. It offers the same courses, faculty, facilities, and support as the traditional path but takes just 16 months to complete.

Traditional Full-Time Path (PDF) 2 years
Full-time is the traditional path for completing the MS degree, giving you time to immerse yourself more fully in internships, research, and other activities outside of the classroom.

Part-Time Path (PDF) 3 to 3.5 years
Flexible and designed with working students in mind, the part-time path allows you to earn your degree in as little as three years.

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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