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  • Admission Events

    Documentary Studies Information Session
    Tuesday, December 4, 6:00 p.m.

    Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management and Sustainabiltiy Strategies Information Webinar
    Friday, December 6, 12:30 p.m.

    Public and Urban Policy MS Information Webinar
    Monday, December 9, 1:00 p.m.

    Media Management Application Prep Facebook Live
    Monday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.

    Peace Corps and Fulbright Mixer & Information Session
    Tuesday, December 10, 6:00 p.m.

    TESOL MA Information Webinar
    Wednesday, December 11, 1:00 p.m.

    Media Studies and Media Management Information Webinar
    Thursday, December 12, 12:00 p.m.

    International Affairs MA/MS Information Webinar
    Thursday, December 12, 3:00 p.m.

    TESOL MA Application Prep Facebook Live
    Friday, December 13, 1:30 p.m.

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Gabriela Garcia Juarez 
    79 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10011  
    garciajg@newschool.edu
     
    Phone: 212.229.5600 x1666 
    Fax: 212.627.2695

    Program Contact
    Suzanne Bostwick
    72 Fifth Ave., 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10011
    bostwics@newschool.edu
    Phone: 212.229.5400 Ext. 1601

  • Curriculum

    The Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management is awarded for successful completion of 42 credits. The curriculum offers a sound foundation in the public policy and management disciplines with concentrations in these two areas. Students can further deepen their skills in specific subject areas. All students take a culminating capstone seminar in which they develop a research- or practice-based project with the potential for real-world application. The program emphasizes interdisciplinary and critical approaches to environmental and sustainability studies.

    Core Courses

    Credits

    NURP 5001 Economics for Management and Public Policy or NEPS 6112 Environmental Economics3
    NURP 5013 Quantitative Methods3

    Required Courses

    Making a Difference Requirement3
    NEPS 5006 Principles of Environmental Science3
    NEPS 5001 Climate Change: Systemic Crisis and System Change3
    NEPS 5008 Sustainability Perspectives and Practice3
    NEPS 5005 Leadership for Sustainability and Environmental Policy3
    NEPS 6001 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management3
    Finance Requirement3
    Strategic Change Requirement3
    Two approved electives6

    Concentration Requirements (choose one area)

    Policy Concentration
    NURP 6002 Policy Analysis3
    Environmental Policy Requirement3
    Management Concentration
    NMGM 5010 Management and Organizational Behavior3
    NMGM 5003 Foundations of Organizational Change3
    Total42

    Current  Courses Fulfilling Requirements

    Making a Difference Requirement

    Choose from courses on justice and innovation in relation to environmental and sustainability practices across sectors. Sample courses that satisfy this requirement:

    • Environmental Justice: Race, Class, and the Environment

    • Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility
    • The Future Will Be Cooperative: Coops, Community Land Trusts, and the Commons
    • Indigenous Ecologies 

    Finance Requirement

    Choose from courses on financial systems that underlie the pathways and practices of sustainability. Sample courses that satisfy this requirement:

    • Elements of Finance
    • Capital Markets and Investing for Impact
    • Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations

    Strategic Change Requirement

    Choose from courses on methods, tools, and techniques with which to manage change. Sample courses that satisfy this requirement:

    • Strategies for Urban Sustainability
    • Organizational Assessment and Diagnosis

    Environmental Policy Requirement

    Choose from courses examining environmental infrastructure policy. Sample courses that satisfy this requirement:

    • Global Environmental Politics and Policy
    • Renewable Energy Systems

    Internships

    The Milano School strongly encourages adding internship experiences to your classroom learning. Internship experience is especially important if you have limited experience or you are making a career change. Students have interned with the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellows, the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Environmental Justice Project, and the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, among other places.

    Graduate Minors

    You can also use your elective courses toward completing one of the university’s graduate minors, which provide a structured, accessible way to complement your primary course of study with with fresh ways of thinking. Your graduate minor is officially recorded on your transcript.

    STEM-Eligibility for International Applicants

    This program is STEM-designated. After graduating, eligible F-1 students in this program can apply for an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training at the end of their Post-Completion OPT.

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Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

Graduates

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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