By combining urbanism with ecology, design, policy, activism, and community participation, students gain the expertise needed to address global urban challenges and opportunities. In line with The New School ’s commitment to environmental and social justice, students from diverse backgrounds work closely with external partners to design and implement proposals for critical urban change.
The curriculum involves a sequence of design studios connected with other core courses in which students combine research, policy, planning, design, and activism working in partnership with civic, nonprofit, and public organizations.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Design And Urban Ecologies from The New School are advanced urban design practitioners prepared for careers in a variety of professional settings. Alumni of the program have gone on to work in urbanism; urban and regional planning; community development; public and urban policy; strategic design; development of social, cultural, and environmental enterprises; and urban research and analysis. The program also provides a research foundation that enables students to pursue advanced study at the doctoral level.
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- Urban History Lab
- Urban Colloquium
- Design & Urban Ecologies Methods
- Design & Urban Ecologies Studio
- Urban Theory Lab
- Design & Urban Ecologies Thesis
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- 24 months
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Fall and Summer Priority Deadline: January 2
DisciplinesDesign Ecology Urban Planning View 285 other Masters in Urban Planning in United States
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- Graduate degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited American college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. Applicants in the process of completing the bachelor's degree may apply for admission. Admission to the program relies on completion of the bachelor's degree.
- Complete a Statement of Purpose
- Submit Your Résumé
- Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
- Submit Official Transcripts
- Submit a Portfolio
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International53044 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.
National53044 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.