New School, The

Parsons The New School for Design

MS in Design and Urban Ecologies


66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MS in Design and Urban Ecologies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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 accre

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,570 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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