24 months
1710 USD/credit 35910 USD/year
1710 USD/credit 35910 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy from The New School prepares you to go out in the world-and change it. 

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During the Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy from The New School you engage with policymakers through real-world client work, applying a multidisciplinary approach and social justice lens to solve timely and complex policy problems. You develop the skills needed to evaluate critical public policy issues in real-time, design creative solutions, and collaborate with a diverse set of stakeholders.


Graduates of the Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy program are employed in all sectors. Our graduates work in government agencies, consulting firms, mission-driven businesses, and nonprofit organizations. They are ready to challenge the status quo wherever they go.


The Public and Urban Policy MS program is accredited by NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economics for Management and Public Policy
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Public Management and the Public Interest
  • Policy Analysis
  • Political Economy of the City
  • Urban Policy Lab 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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


42 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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.
  • Complete a Statement of Purpose
  • 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
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    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.


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