24 months
53044 USD/year
53044 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Design And Urban Ecologies from The New School radically reframes the study of urbanization and cities through design-led, justice-centered approaches to urban transformation. 

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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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Urban History Lab
  • Urban Colloquium
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Methods
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Studio
  • Urban Theory Lab
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Fall and Summer Priority Deadline: January 2


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    53044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    53044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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