Academic Programs in Urban Planning and Related Fields
The New School
Masters of Science in Public and Urban Policy
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Can justice be a public good? Can urbanization fuel social equity? Can a public space be a safe space? Graduate students in The New School’s PUP program ask questions that challenge conventional policy definitions to rethink critical urban issues.

At the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, you’ll join a community of scholars and learners who examine today’s most critical urban policy issues in real time.

Discover our experiential curriculum, and find out why Milano has been ranked by US News and World Report as one of the top programs in the country for City Management and Urban Policy.

Gain a solid foundation in the traditional techniques of policy analysis as well as systematic exposure to alternative theoretical and political perspectives. Partner with government agencies, NGOs, and nonprofits to design creative solutions to real-world issues. Work within a community of scholar-practitioners to put theory into practice in our Urban Policy Lab or our Center for New York City Affairs.

Courageously challenge the status quo to create initiatives that drive real innovation in social and urban policy.

Change begins with a question. What will you ask?

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  • Full-time paths: 16-month fast track, or 2-year traditional path
  • Part-time study path and evening courses available
  • Fall or spring start
  • NASPAA-accredited
  • No GRE required


  • Work on policy or management issues for government officials and nonprofit executives in applied, client-centered courses
  • Join conversations around pressing issues including democracy, urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, social equity, sustainability, migration, and globalization
  • Use New York City as your local laboratory to explore the challenges faced by cities across the country and around the world
  • Spend nine weeks of study and research in one of more than 30 countries through our one-of-a-kind International Field Program


  • Public Management
  • Policy Analysis
  • Political Economy of the City (or Urban Century)
  • Urban Policy Lab
  • Public Finance and Fiscal Management
  • Advanced Seminar


  • Applied Quantitative Methods and Data Visualization
  • Community Development Finance
  • Economic and Workforce Development
  • Finance
  • Food and the Environment
  • Global Management
  • Global Urban Futures
  • Housing and Community Development
  • Leadership and Change
  • Leading Sustainability
  • Politics, Media, and Advocacy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Policy


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