The doctoral degree program in Public and Urban Policy is deeply rooted in The New School's tradition of progressive scholarship in the social sciences. Scholarly research and thinking are brought to bear on pressing issues of policy, design, and local and global development. You are encouraged to explore a range of theoretical perspectives, methodologies, and critical research approaches as you expand and refine your focal area of study to meet ongoing and emerging policy challenges.
The Public and Urban Policy PhD program prepares students for careers in the academy and professional practice. Our graduates pursue academic careers in teaching and research, as well as research and senior-level roles in think tanks, government, and in nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.
Graduates hold academic positions at Brooklyn College; University at Buffalo; The Ohio State University; Queens College; University of California, Davis. They are researchers and executives at major organizations such the Center for Data Insights at MRDC, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and the Center for American Progress.
Admitted students can apply for scholarships that cover a percentage of tuition for full-time or part-time study, as long as the student remains in good academic standing. Awards are based on applicants' academic merit. Merit scholarship decisions are made by the admission committee. We strongly recommend that all students applying to a doctoral program seek outside funding.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education