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Theories of Urban Practice, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) , NY,
The 36-credit Master of Arts in Theories of Urban Practice from The New School offers an innovative urban research program for students interested in the critical study of design practices in the context of cities, urbanization processes, and urban ecosystems as well as urban planning, policy, and governance.

About

Entry to the Master of Arts in Theories of Urban Practice from The New School is not limited to students with a degree or professional practice in architecture, urban studies, or design. 

It is open to students from diverse academic and professional backgrounds interested in pursuing or learning from critical urban practices committed to social, spatial, and environmental justice.

Career

Program graduates pursue advanced study, launch their own firms, and work in positions ranging from program managers to strategic communications professionals for public and private organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban Colloquium 
  • Urban History Lab
  • Urban Theory Lab
  • Theories of Urban Practice Thesis Prep
  • Advanced Research in Theories of Urban Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Personal Essays
  • Writing Sample
  • Résumé
  • Tests and Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1810 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1810 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1810 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1810 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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