New School, The

The New School for Public Engagement

Public and Urban Policy


66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Public and Urban Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Today’s public policy issues are complex and require a greater level of analysis and insight then in the past. This program seeks to train individuals at a doctoral level to work in the highest levels of government, nonprofit, and think-tanks with the ability to discern and develop broad public policy solutions. The PhD Program in Public and Urban Policy is committed to providing students with a deep theoretical and institutional understanding of contemporary urban problems and the technical skills necessary to not only carry out scholarly research but also to design and manage public policy. Reflecting The New School’s tradition of critical inquiry, the doctoral program emphasizes the social, political, and normative dimensions of policy analysis. Socially responsible and equitable outcomes are essential to good public policy decision-making.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999