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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 master's program in Public and Urban Policy ask questions that challenge conventional policy definitions to rethink critical urban issues.
At the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment, 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 the Milano School 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?
- Full-time paths: 16-month fast track, or 2-year traditional path
- Part-time study path and evening courses available
- Fall or spring start
- 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
- Public Management
- Policy Analysis
- Political Economy of the City (or Urban Century)
- Urban Policy Lab
- Public Finance and Fiscal Management
- Advanced Seminar
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
- Applied Quantitative Methods and Data Visualization
- Design Strategies: Milano-Parsons Collaboration
- Global Urban Futures
- Housing and Community Development
- Inequality and Social Policy
- Policy and Design Strategies
- Politics, Media, and Advocacy
- Race, Gender, and Economic Stratification
- Urban and Regional Economic Development