24 months
1710 USD/credit 35910 USD/year
1710 USD/credit 35910 USD/year
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Students in the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management graduate program  from The New School draw on these grassroots perspectives, forms of Indigenous knowledge, and community engagement to critically address social and ecological challenges affecting local and global populations.

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The New School is at the forefront of advancing climate policy and environmental justice, thanks to our master's degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management . Around the world, efforts are being made promote change by applying the insights of communities, societies, and grassroots organizations with close relationships to the land and its ecologies. 


Graduates of the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management graduate program  from The New School emerge as thoughtful, innovative practitioners with the analytical skills and practical tools needed to advance environmental, climate, and social justice for a more sustainable world. Our alumni are making a difference in government, nonprofits, advocacy and social change organizations, and policy and research institutes, as well as the private sector. They hold senior roles in organizations including the United Nations Development Programme, the City of Oakland, Con Edison, and the Hunger Project.

Program highlights

  • Critical Perspectives, Real-World Challenges

    Explore environmental challenges through an approach rooted in environmental justice, intersectional and grassroots perspectives, and indigenous knowledge.

  • Tailored to Your Goals

    Choose a concentration in either Environmental Policy or Sustainability Management, and explore courses in a range of relevant subject areas.

  • Interdisciplinary Opportunities

    Take advantage of courses throughout the university, including at Parsons School of Design, the School of Media Studies, and The New School for Social Research.

  • Flexibility for Working Students

    Enjoy the freedom to study full-time or part-time on our campus in New York City, with many classes available in the evening.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics for Public Policy
  • Making a Difference Requirement
  • Principles of Environmental Science
  • Climate Change: Systemic Crisis and System Change
  • Sustainability Perspectives and Practice
  • Leadership for Sustainability and Environmental Policy
  • Advanced Seminar in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
  • Finance Requirement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details


  • Priority Deadline: January 15
  • Second Deadline: May 5
  • International Applicant Deadline: June 15
  • Non-degree and Readmit Deadline: August 1
  • Final Deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: August 1
  • Priority Deadline: November 1
  • Non-degree and Readmit Deadline: November 15


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our programs welcomes applicants from all walks of life, including working professionals, recent college graduates, and career changers. We have a holistic review of the application. GRE and GMAT test scores are not required.
  • Please submit a 750 to 1000-word statement of purpose explaining your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree or certificate, your academic, research, and/or professional goals
  • Submit Your Résumé or CV
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • Consider Submitting an Academic Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1710 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    35910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1710 USD per credit 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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