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MILANO school of Policy, management, and ENVIRONMENT

Graduate Programs

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Environmental Policy

and Sustainability

Management (MS)

Nonprofit Management (MS)

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Organizational Change Management (MS)


Public and Urban Policy (MS)


Public and Urban Policy (PhD)


Post-Master’s Professional


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Practice Finance Requirement NEPS 5005 Leadership for Sustainability and Environmental Policy Strategic Change Requirement NEPS 6001 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management For the Policy Area of Concentration NURP 6002 Policy Analysis Environmental Policy Requirement For the Management Area of Concentration NMGM 5010 Management and Organizational Behavior NMGM 5003 Foundations of Organizational Change

Change your vantage point.

Humanize policy.

NURP 5001 Economics for Management and Public Policy


NURP 5013 Quantitative Methods


Six Required Program Courses (18 credits) Making a Difference Requirement


NMGM 5013 Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management NMGM 5010 Management and Organizational Behavior NMGM 5004 Fundraising and Development




NMGM 5002 Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations


NMGM 6003 Advanced Seminar in Nonprofit Management 3 Six Electives (18 credits) Elective courses enable you to develop an area of specialization within the nonprofit field. You can choose your six electives from graduate course offerings across The New School, opening up many possibilities for acquiring expertise in a particular area. Total Credits



State the obvious.

Where Critical inquiry meets social Engagement In 1919, a few great minds imagined a school that would never settle for the status quo, one that would critically rethink learning and the social, political, and economic structures that shape our world. The New School was the result. Today it is an intellectually progressive university housing five schools and colleges, including the Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment. This legacy—coupled with Milano’s commitment to promoting social equity, civic engagement, and economic inclusion—prepares students to become the leaders the world needs. After completing Milano’s practice-based programs, graduates are ready to take their place in public, private, and nonprofit organizations. The school’s alumni network of nearly 8,000 graduates lead effective cross-sector collaborations in which they have real impact in promoting sustainability and social good.


CREATE YOUR OWN PATH AND FORGE NEW CONNECTIONS Gain Critical Skills Milano graduates emerge with skills and experience—critical thinking, effective communication, analytical abilities, and interdisciplinary teamwork—that make them sought after in the workforce. They gain a deep understanding of social, political, and economic forces that shape their communities while developing the ability to lead change. They acquire cross-functional technical and interpersonal skills, including professional relationship building and creative problem solving, that take into consideration the needs and expectations of all stakeholders. Focus on Your Career Milano offers lifetime career services, supporting graduates with individual career advisement, career workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and networking events with alumni and prospective employers.

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Flexible Career Paths and a Lifelong Community A Milano degree allows for focused study while preparing graduates to succeed in a variety of fields and sectors or shift into new ones. The career paths of our alumni are varied, crossing the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. They go on to become leaders in local and state government, policy and advocacy organizations, social enterprises, consulting firms, benefit corporations, foundations, grassroots organizations, international NGOs, and environmental agencies and organizations. Alumni remain part of the Milano community, collaborating with peers, offering career advice to students, and serving as ambassadors who can provide networking, internship, and job opportunities.




NMGM 6003 Advanced Seminar in Nonprofit Management


NMGM 5002 Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations

NMGM 5004 Fundraising and Development

NMGM 5010 Management and Organizational Behavior

NMGM 5013 Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management 3

Making a Difference Requirement 3

Six Required Program Courses (18 credits)

NURP 5013 Quantitative Methods 3

NURP 5001 Economics for Management and Public Policy 3

Two Core Courses (6 credits)


A REMARKABLE DIFFERENCE The Future Is Interdisciplinary Milano is a place where relevant and contemporary solutions

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emerge from interdisciplinary research and practice. As part of The New School, Milano offers students access to resources throughout the university, including outstanding graduate courses in social sciences at The New School for Social Research (NSSR), design thinking and skills at Parsons School of Design, and media advocacy at the School of Media Studies. Design Your Program Milano’s programs enable students to develop in-depth skills and knowledge in topics of their choosing. Our environmental program offers concentrations in policy and management. Students can pursue an area of specialization while earning a Master of Public and Urban Policy or pair their Milano management major with a graduate minor in Impact Entrepreneurship. For more information,

NEW YORK CITY: YOUR LEARNING LAB Participatory. Collaborative. Action-Oriented. Milano makes the most of its location. The school connects

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students with innovators, policymakers, organization leaders, and community activists working in a global capital, New York City. Graduates take advantage of networks formed and experience gained—and go on to help strengthen organizations and communities near and far. Milano’s curriculum is based on applied learning. Our courses offer students the opportunity to interact with industry professionals and make a difference in the real world. For example, in Urban Policy Lab—the Public and Urban Policy program’s signature course— students drafted food policy recommendations that eventually became law. Their peers in the Digital Equity Lab developed proposals for wireless corridors for New York City’s underserved communities. And in the Managing the Client-Consultant Relationship course, Milano alumni enlisted students in their organizational change


efforts. At Milano, learning is hands-on.


Public Programs and Centers Milano students have access to and participate in the many public lectures, seminars, conferences, film series, and other special events offered regularly by Milano and other schools and colleges of The New School. Transforming Policy in New York City The Center for New York City Affairs, Milano’s applied research institute, drives innovation in social policy. The center’s programs include InsideSchools, which conducts independent research on New York City’s public schools; Feet in 2 Worlds, an immigrant journalism project; Child Welfare Watch, a statistical survey monitoring New York City’s child welfare system; and the Institute for Transformative Mentoring, a dynamic professional training program. A Legacy of Social Innovation The Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative is a university-wide program offering early-stage entrepreneurial students from diverse backgrounds the training, resources, and networks they need to

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transform challenges into opportunities. The program’s ultimate goal is to foster a more inclusive economy and advance social, economic, and environmental good. A Center for Climate Justice and Design The Tishman Environment and Design Center is a New School institute that integrates bold design, policy, and social justice approaches to environmental issues. Milano works closely with the Tishman Center to connect students and faculty to innovative course offerings, community partnerships, and opportunities for interdisciplinary research. The center plays an active role in applying The New School’s design and social justice tenets to the climate change movement.


URP 5001 Economics for Management and Public Policy

URP 5013 Quantitative Methods 3

x Required Program Courses


URP 5032 Public Management 3

URP 6002 Policy Analysis

URP 5008 Political Economy of The City 3



URP 6010 Urban Policy Lab (formerly Laboratory in Issue Analysis) 6

URP 5011 Public Finance and Fiscal Management 3

URP 6008 Advanced Seminar in Public and Urban Policy

NURP 5001 Economics for Management and Public Policy 3 NURP 5013 Quantitative Methods


Required Program Courses (24 credits) Making a Difference Requirement


NMGM 5003 Foundations of Organizational Change


NMGM 5010 Management and Organizational Behavior


NMGM 6009 Managing the Client-Consultant Relationship


NMGM 6006 Laboratory in Group Facilitation, Intervention, and Process


NMGM 6013 Organizational Change Interventions: Theory, Design, and Implementation (offered fall semester only)


NMGM 6012 Organizational Assessment and Diagnosis


NMGM 6001 Advanced Seminar in Organizational Change Management

“Milano, in conjunction with the other schools and colleges of The New School, uniquely prepares students to conduct user research and solve complex issues in partnership with communities. This type of social enterprise applies real-world business approaches to projects focused on social and environmental progress.” —Amy Chasan MS Nonprofit Management ’14


Practical Expertise with Guidance from Scholars and Experts

New York City

Combine Progressive Theory and

Ideas into Action Milano students put their theories to the test, engaging in hundreds of client-based projects each year. They conduct serious research, gain the skills needed to develop solutions for organizations, and lead with accountable, ethical, and socially responsible practices. They apply their learning in a number of ways, from designing policy strategies to directing nonprofits and from creating financial plans to coordinating partner networks. Faculty Who Share Your Values Milano’s faculty includes nationally recognized experts leading their fields. Committed to developing innovative responses to social, organizational, and environmental

faculty at


ideals into positive social change. Learn about Milano’s

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challenges, they help students translate their energy and

“Consider today’s challenges: social inequalities, threats to civil liberties, a lack of affordable housing, insufficient progress in addressing climate change. Given our university’s history of bold inquiry and innovation, Milano will play a pivotal role in leading a course correction. Join us as we prepare to become creative leaders of the future.” —John Clinton Interim Dean, Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

environmental policy and sustainability management ms nonprofit management ms organizational change management ms public and urban policy ms and phd


post-master’s professional certificates

“Students come to our program with a passion for tackling the most pressing environmental crises of our time. They leave with the commitment and skills to create a more just and sustainable world.” —Ana Baptista Chair, Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program


Recent Course

This interdisciplinary graduate program prepares planners,


managers, policy analysts, and advocates to define

Climate Change

and implement environmental policies and improve

Corporate Sustainability and

places you front and center alongside organizations working on the most pressing environmental issues of our time, from climate change and environmental justice to food systems and sustainable development. Consider this graduate program if you seek to deepen your understanding of environmental justice, social entrepreneurship, and global sustainability and to develop a career with impact. The program offers concentrations in Management and Policy, enabling you to focus your studies on subjects that fit your goals and interests. CURRICULUM The Master of Science degree is awarded upon completion

Social Responsibility Environmental Justice: Race, Class, and the Environment Principles of Environmental Science Strategies for Urban Sustainability Sustainability Perspectives and Practice Urban Energy Transitions

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sustainability performance. Our practice-based learning

New York City

Environmental policy and sustainability management MS

of 42 credits. Students complete two core courses in economics and methods, eight required program courses (including a capstone seminar), two courses in either the Policy or the Management concentration, and two electives. The required courses introduce you to the relevant natural science, financial analytics, public policy, and management dimensions of environmental and sustainability studies. You complete the program with a capstone seminar, in which you develop an individual research- and practice-based project in a collaborative and multidisciplinary learning environment. The program can be completed in two years of fulltime study and offers working professionals the option of completing the program through part-time study. Full-time students without relevant experience are encouraged to undertake a professional noncredit internship to gain exposure to the field, develop new skills, and build a professional network. TISHMAN ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN CENTER The New School’s Tishman Environment and Design Center offers opportunities for interdisciplinary research and practice as well as fellowships. The center is focused on bold policy, innovative design, and social justice approaches


to sustainability. Learn more:


nonprofit management MS RECENT COURSE



The Nonprofit Management master’s program welcomes

Critical Foundations for

you to a learning community three decades in the making.

Management Emerging Trends in Social Innovation and Investment Fundraising and Development Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations Governance in the Notfor-Profit Sector Grantsmanship Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

Re-Imagining Social Movements Speaking Race to Power Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management

Our students and faculty are known for bringing critical thinking and a commitment to impact, innovation, and social justice to an evolving sector. The graduate program offers opportunities to work directly with high-impact nonprofit organizations and to develop new models for social entrepreneurship. Management theory and practice are taught with an emphasis on community engagement, organizational effectiveness, and innovative solutions that meet today’s challenges. Curriculum The Master of Science degree is awarded upon completion of 42 credits. Students complete two core courses, six required program courses (including a capstone seminar), and six elective courses. Students may also choose to pursue a graduate minor in Impact Entrepreneurship, courses that help students develop the skills needed to build more inclusive and socially aware organizations and launch social impact initiatives. Two distinguishing features of the Milano program are its flexibility and its cross-cultural nonprofit/NGO perspective. The required program courses equip you with the competencies necessary to provide effective leadership in domestic and global nonprofits. The six electives allow you to creatively build areas of expertise within the field of nonprofit/NGO management to meet your professional goals. The program can be completed in two years of fulltime study and offers working professionals the option of completing the program through part-time study. Full-time students without relevant experience are encouraged to undertake a professional noncredit internship to gain exposure to the field, develop new skills, and build a professional network.


NURP 5001 Economics for Management and Public Policy 3 NURP 5013 Quantitative Methods


Six Required Program Courses (18 credits) Making a Difference Requirement


NMGM 5013 Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management NMGM 5010 Management and Organizational Behavior NMGM 5004 Fundraising and Development




NMGM 5002 Financial Management in Nonprofit Organizations


NMGM 6003 Advanced Seminar in Nonprofit Management 3 Six Electives (18 credits)

Elective courses enable you to develop an area of specialization within the no

field. You can choose your six electives from graduate course offerings across

School, opening up many possibilities for acquiring expertise in a particular a

“Milano’s Nonprofit Management program puts students at the apex of knowledge and innovation in the rapidly expanding social purpose sector and connects them to a global network of outstanding and creative professionals.” —Michele Kahane Professor of professional practice, social innovation, and entrepreneurship


organizational change management MS REcent Course



The master’s program in Organizational Change

Executive Coaching

Management trains you to become a diagnostician and

Foundations of Organizational

designer of elegant, unique interventions for organizations.

Change Laboratory in Group Facilitation, Intervention, and Process Managing the Client-Consultant Relationship Organizational Change Interventions: Theory, Design, and Implementation Organizational Assessment and Diagnosis The Science and Art of

You learn to reimagine and reassemble cultures, build leadership capacities, and facilitate group dynamics. You develop an approach to change defined by innovative thinking, a commitment to social responsibility, and a departure from conventional formulas that fail to resolve underlying issues. We offer rigorous coursework in critical thinking and theory along with a sequence of increasingly complex projects conducted for real-world clients. Applicants must have a minimum of three years of full-time work experience, preferably including one year in a management role.

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Leadership Development Why Leadership Matters

CURRICULUM The Master of Science degree is awarded upon completion of 42 credits. Students complete two core courses, eight required program courses (including a capstone seminar), and four elective courses. Students also have the opportunity to pursue a graduate minor in Impact Entrepreneurship, which enables students to develop the skills they need for careers fostering positive social impact. The required program courses teach you to apply critical thinking and knowledge to the practice of leadership and organization development. You learn how to build teams, work effectively with clients, manage change and restructure processes, create diverse and inclusive workplaces, and articulate a vision and culture. You can use your electives to extend your knowledge of change management or develop a distinct area of specialization. The program can be completed in two years of fulltime study and offers working professionals the option of completing the program through part-time study. Full-time students without relevant experience are encouraged to undertake a professional noncredit internship to gain exposure to the field, develop new skills, and build a professional network.


“Students come to Milano for our unorthodox and generative approaches to the field of management and to nurture more inclusive, equitable, sustainable, and prosperous organizations.”

—Latha Poonamallee

Chair, Management programs


Change Management

NMGM 6001 Advanced

Diagnosis 3

NMGM 6012 Organizati

semester only)

Theory, Design, and Impl

NMGM 6013 Organizati

Intervention, and Process

NMGM 6006 Laboratory

Relationship (offered spri

NMGM 6009 Managing

Behavior 3

NMGM 5010 Managem

Change 3

NMGM 5003 Foundation

Making a Difference Req

Required Program Course

NURP 5013 Quantitative

lic Policy 3

NURP 5001 Economics f

for her current career.

through environmental policy, providing a solid foundation

background in engineering with her desire to effect change

companies. The EPSM program enabled her to marry her

policy organization for the world’s leading technology

Technology Industry Council (ITI), the premier advocacy and

director of Environment and Sustainability at the Information

environment-related STEM fields. McBride now serves as the

help increase the number of African-Americans studying in

in which she argued that environmental justice education could

policy and environmental justice, which culminated in a thesis

(EPSM) master’s program, McBride took courses in educational

In the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management

background with her interest in social justice–oriented policy.

engineering in college, though she longed to connect her science

dangerous levels. That experience led McBride to study civil

stay indoors on summer days when the smog index rose to

Growing up, her brother developed asthma and was forced to

the social cost of the city’s infamous traffic pollution and smog.

Management ’16) grew up in Atlanta, where she saw firsthand

Alexandria McBride (MS Environmental Policy and Sustainability

alexandria mcbride

“Students come to our program to gain the skills and confidence to challenge the status quo and to work on critical policy issues in real time, all with a steadfast commitment to social justice.” —Rachel Meltzer Chair, MS program in Public and Urban Policy


recent course

The master’s program in Public and Urban Policy produces


leaders committed to public service who want to contribute

Advanced Quantitative Methods

to their community, their city, and our global future. We are

Community Development

a diverse group of learners who use New York City as our

Finance Lab

laboratory for putting theory into practice. Here you will

Digital Equity Lab

examine today’s critical public and urban policy issues in

Elements of Finance

real time and design creative solutions while working

Housing Policy

closely with policymakers in government agencies and

Housing Finance and Real Estate

Our graduates have the capacity to communicate across differences and foster social justice and public value in diverse and ever-changing political and organizational

Development Political Economy of the City Public Finance and Fiscal Management

environments. We empower you to pursue a fulfilling career

Poverty, Policy, and Families

in government, international agencies, the private sector,

Race, Policy, and Discourse

and nonprofits large and small.

Urban Policy Lab

The program is accredited by the Network of Schools of

Urban Economic Development

Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and is affiliated with the Association for Public Policy Analysis and

Areas of

Management (APPAM), the Association of Collegiate Schools


of Planning (ACSP), and the Urban Affairs Association. The

Areas of Specialization are sets

Public and Urban Policy MS program is a past recipient of

of related courses that can help

the NASPAA Social Equity Award.

students tailor their graduate

CURRICULUM The Master of Science degree is awarded upon completion of 42 credits. Students complete two core courses, six required program courses (including a capstone seminar), and five elective courses. The required program courses provide a solid foundation in traditional techniques of policy analysis and exposure to alternative theoretical and political perspectives; they include client-centered applied courses primarily using New York City as our learning lab. Full-time students without relevant experience are encouraged to undertake a professional noncredit internship to gain exposure to the field, develop new skills, and build a

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nonprofit organizations.

New York City


program to their personal and professional goals. Applied Quantitative Methods and Data Visualization Finance Global Urban Futures Housing and Community Development Inequality and Social Policy Policy and Design Strategies Politics, Media, and Advocacy Race, Gender, and Economic Stratification Urban and Regional Economic Development

professional network. paths to your degree Accelerated Option (16 months) Traditional Full-Time Path (2 years) (3 to 3.5 years)


Part-Time Path



The doctoral program in Public and Urban

examination and

Policy is rooted in The New School’s tradi-


tion of critical inquiry and commitment to


progressive social change. Successful appli-

Students who successfully

cants have a relevant master’s degree and

complete the course requirements

prior experience that prepares them to apply

submit a qualifying paper (a

the highest level of research and analysis to

critical survey of the literature on a specific public policy issue) and take the qualifying examination. The examination is based on the

global public policy questions. Graduates of the program are researchers in consulting firms and international orga-

content of Political Economy and

nizations; policy analysts for local, regional,

Public Policy Analysis I, Political

and national governments and agencies; and

Economy and Public Policy

faculty members at colleges and universities.

Analysis II, and the Research Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

Workshop. Those who pass the qualifying examination are eligible for the Master of Philosophy degree and can

CURRICULUM The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded for completing 60 credits, passing the qualifying

proceed to present and defend

examination, and writing and defending a

a dissertation proposal.

dissertation. The 60 credits consist of up to 30 credits transferred from a master’s degree program and 30 credits (ten courses) taken in residence. The curriculum is interdisciplinary, and you are encouraged to explore alternative theoretical perspectives and research methodologies. This flexibility is made possible by the wide range of elective policy and management courses offered by Milano, as well as the opportunity to take courses offered by the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs and the social science departments of The New School for Social Research.


RECENT dissertations

• The Neighborhood Effect of Poverty Over Time: Identifying Poverty Thresholds Where Neighborhood Conditions Change

• Homeownership After the Great Recession: Essays on “Owner-Ready” Families

• Post-Growth in Practice: The Realities of Public Policy and Community Initiatives in Ecuador

• The Impact of Foreign Development Assistance on Poverty and Growth: Do Institutions Matter?

• Community of Arts, Community of Justice: Understanding the Social and Political Impact of the Arts in Urban Neighborhoods

• Dealing with Uncertainty:

“Our students often bring together theoretical and empirical approaches from multiple social sciences, producing policy-relevant scholarship that fosters more socially, politically, and economically inclusive societies both in the United States and around the world.” —Darrick Hamilton Director, PhD Program in Public and Urban Policy

Infrastructures for Resilience in Urban Communities

• Gay and Racial/Ethnic Identities, Perceived Discrimination, and Participation in Collective Action

• A Spatial-temporal Approach for Understanding Vulnerability and Resilience to Extreme Heat in New York City

to change.”

that’s more inclusive, more equitable, and more conducive

questions. I’ve discovered that there’s a different way of leading

right questions—and, most important, the courage to ask those

important tool I’ve acquired at Milano is the ability to ask the

organizations to figure out what they can do better. The most

consultant,” says Fong-Olivares, “helping individuals, leaders,

At The New School, “I have found my calling to become a

a consultant.

develop the vital skill set that she now brings to her practice as

very different backgrounds. This interdisciplinarity enabled her to

which allowed for collaborative work between students with

Olivares especially enjoyed taking classes outside of her program,

rethink existing models of the social development sector. Fong-

she drew on all of her work experience and was challenged to

innovative approach to nonprofit management. In her courses,

Management program at The New School, choosing it for its

Fong-Olivares found the MS Organizational Change

her to pursue a career in consulting.

sought new skills to help expand the reach of her work, which led

When Fong-Olivares saw that her industry was changing, she

York City who had not found success in the public school system.

sector, developing educational solutions for young people in New

to The New School, she spent ten years working in the nonprofit

’18) has always had a passion for helping people. Before coming

Yaromil Fong-Olivares (MS Organizational Change Management



POST-MASTER’S professional certificates Milano offers three post-master’s certificates for students with graduate degrees who are interested in expanding their current role or exploring new professional directions. A graduate degree is required for admission to each of the three 18-credit programs we offer. Candidates come from diverse fields including business, law, public administration, education, psychology, social work, and sociology. Students enrolled in a master’s program at The New School may be able to earn a certificate concurrently with their graduate degree. New students are admitted to the Organization Development and Sustainability Strategies certificates in both the fall and the spring semesters. New full-time students may enter the Leadership and Change certificate in the fall semester only.

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Leadership and Change

The Certificate in Leadership

Successfully transforming organizations, programs,

and Change is awarded for

initiatives, and groups requires effective and committed

completion of six courses

leadership. What are the critical factors involved in leading

(18 credits): Foundations of Organizational Change Why Leadership Matters The Science and Art of Leadership Development Leading Change Practicum Two electives

change? How do leaders create a new shared vision among stakeholders? The Leadership and Change curriculum addresses these questions and more with an actionoriented, values-based approach. Being a leader for change requires examining values, engaging in honest dialogue about what works and what does not work, taking risks, and trying new methods and models. In the certificate program, you will test your ideas and skills in organizational settings, discuss your experiences with faculty and fellow students, and return to your organization with new insight.


Organization Development

The Certificate in Organization

The field of organization development (OD) has evolved

Development is awarded for

into an established profession, and Milano has been

completion of six courses

educating its practitioners for more than 30 years. This

(18 credits): Management and Organizational Behavior Foundations of Organizational Change Organizational Change Interventions: Theory, Design, and Implementation Laboratory in Group Facilitation, Intervention, and Process Organization Assessment and

program is designed for professionals already working in or planning to enter the field of organizational change management as either internal or external consultants. The curriculum addresses organizational effectiveness on three levels—individual, group, and system—providing you with an understanding of the complexity of organizational challenges in the for-profit, nonprofit, and public sectors. You return to your organization ready to engage in successful change initiatives or enter the field as an internal or external OD practitioner.



One elective

New York City The New School

Sustainability Strategies


Successful models of policy and management increasingly

The Certificate in Sustainability

take into account the interconnectedness of ecological,

Strategies is awarded for comple-

line approach. This approach creates a need for managers who understand critical sustainability challenges and are capable of devising strategies for addressing them. This curriculum prepares working and aspiring professionals in business, government, and nonprofits to be planners, directors, and advocates in organizations that seek to define and implement sustainability as a value and a goal, especially environmentally oriented nonprofits, emerging “green� industries, and government planning and regulatory agencies.

tion of six courses (18 credits): Climate Change Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility Finance requirement (chosen from a list of approved courses) Sustainability Perspectives and Practice Leadership for Sustainability and Environmental Policies One elective


social, and financial sustainability, using the triple-bottom-

care about leaving the world better than they found it.”

“There is something about being in a classroom with people who

Georges stays in touch with many of his fellow alumni, saying,

now senior project manager in the Port Authority’s Finance Department.

metropolitan-area transportation infrastructure capital projects. He is

Department, helping develop debt instruments to finance the agency’s

became a senior financial analyst in the Port Authority’s Treasury

agency with close ties to Milano. Upon completing his degree, he

program at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a public

As a student, Georges took part in the Leadership Fellows

architectural plans in partnership with the Volunteers of America.”

students worked up the financing and the Parsons group developed

Katrina,” says Georges. “From our New School team, the Milano

plan for affordable housing to replace homes lost in Hurricane

Development competition in New Orleans and created a business

client-based projects. “I took part in a JPMorgan Chase Community

investigate community capital markets and produce tools in

In the Community Development Finance Lab course, students

in line with my career goals.”

Lab—and that was it for me,” he says. “I wanted real-world experience

described a Milano initiative—the Community Development Finance

sizes hands-on, socially engaged work in the field. “Admission staff

Milano School’s master’s in Public and Urban Policy, which empha-

programs. At a New School admission event, he learned about the

discovered a passion for public service and explored policy degree

After law school, Kevin Georges (MS Public and Urban Policy ’09)

Kevin Georges

Parsons School of Design Bachelor’s Programs Architectural Design BFA Communication Design BFA Design and Technology BFA Fashion Design BFA

Strategic Design and Management MS 1

Psychology BA

Theories of Urban Practice MA

Screen Studies BA

Transdisciplinary Design MFA

Sociology BA Theater BA

Parsons Paris Bachelor’s Programs

Illustration BFA

Art, Media, and Technology BFA

Integrated Design BFA

Fashion Design BFA

Interior Design BFA

Strategic Design and

Product Design BFA Strategic Design and Management BBA Associate’s Programs Fashion Design AAS Fashion Marketing and Communication AAS

Management BBA Master’s Program Fashion Studies MA

Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts

Graphic Design AAS

Bachelor’s Programs

Interior Design AAS

Anthropology BA

Master’s Programs

The Arts BA

Architecture MArch Architecture/Lighting Design

Politics BA

Textiles MFA

Fine Arts BFA

Photography BFA

Philosophy BA

Concentrations in Arts in Context and in Visual Studies

Urban Studies BA

College of Performing arts Master’s Program Arts Management and Entrepreneurship MA

Mannes School of Music Bachelor’s Programs Composition BM Guitar BM Harpsichord BM Orchestral Conducting BM Orchestral Instruments BM Piano BM Theory BM Voice BM

Contemporary Dance BA

Graduate Programs

Contemporary Music BA

Collaborative Piano MM, PDPL2

Concentration in Digital

Culture and Media BA

Composition MM, PDPL2

Product Design

Economics BA

Guitar MM, PDPL2

Environmental Studies BA, BS

Harpsichord MM, PDPL2

dual degree MArch/MFA Communication Design MPS

Data Visualization MS Design and Technology MFA

BA concentration in Urban

Design and Urban Ecologies MS

Ecosystems and Public

Fashion Design and Society MFA

Policy; BS concentration in

Fashion Studies MA

Urban Ecosystem Design

Orchestral Conducting MM, PDPL2 Orchestral Instruments MM, PDPL2 Piano MM, PDPL2

Fine Arts MFA

Global Studies BA

Theory MM, PDPL2

History of Design and

History BA

Voice MM, PDPL2

Curatorial Studies MA

Interdisciplinary Science BA

Industrial Design MFA

Journalism + Design BA

Interior Design MFA

Liberal Arts BA, BS

Interior Design and Lighting Design double major MFA Lighting Design MFA Photography MFA

Self-designed program Literary Studies BA Concentrations in Literature and in Writing

University Programs

School of Drama

Schools of Public

Nonprofit Management MS

Bachelor’s Program


Organizational Change

Dramatic Arts BFA

Bachelor’s Program for

Organization Development

Integrated training in acting, directing, playwriting,

Adults and Transfer Students

aesthetic inquiry, design,

Bachelor’s Programs

and new dramatic media

Creative Writing BA

Master’s Programs Acting MFA Directing MFA Playwriting MFA

School of Jazz and Contemporary Music Bachelor’s Program

Management MS

Environmental Studies BA, BS

graduate certificate Public and Urban Policy MS, PhD Sustainability Strategies graduate certificate

BA concentration in Urban Ecosystems and Public Policy; BS concentration in Urban Ecosystem Design Food Studies BA, BS Global Studies BA Liberal Arts BA, BS Self-designed program

School of Media Studies Graduate Programs Documentary Media Studies graduate certificate Media Management MS, graduate certificate Media Studies MA

Jazz and Contemporary Music BFA

Media Studies BA, BS

Concentrations in Composition,

Musical Theater BFA

Teaching English

Psychology BA

to Speakers of

Urban Studies BA


Other Languages

Associate’s Program


Graduate Programs

Food Studies AAS

Teaching English to Speakers of

in Instrumental, and in Vocal

SOCIAL RESEARCH Graduate Programs Anthropology MA, PhD Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA Economics MA, MS, PhD Global Political Economy and Finance MA Gender and Sexuality Studies graduate certificate Historical Studies MA Liberal Studies MA Philosophy MA, PhD Politics MA, PhD Psychology MA Clinical Psychology PhD Cognitive, Social, and Developmental Psychology PhD Sociology MA, PhD

Other Languages (TESOL) MA,

Creative Writing Program

graduate certificate

Master’s Program Creative Writing MFA

Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs Master’s Programs International Affairs MA, MS

Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment Graduate Programs Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management MS Leadership and Change graduate certificate


Global Executive option available.


The Professional Studies Diploma (PDPL) is an advanced certificate program open to students who have completed an undergraduate degree.

Our University at a Glance

A Few Facts that Set Us Apart

Founded in 1919.

#1 for small classes Among national universities, The New School has

Located in Greenwich Village, in the heart of NYC, with a branch campus in Paris.

the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.1

#1 art and design school Parsons School of Design is the top art and design

Houses five schools and colleges.

school in the nation.2

Offers more than 130 degree and diploma programs and majors and more than 50 minors. Has more than 10,000 degree-seeking students. Students come from all 50 states and 116 countries.

#1 most international university We have a higher percentage of international students than any other U.S. university with more than 10,000 students.3

#1 for sustainable building The American Institute of Architects named the New School University Center one of the greenest buildings in the United States—and it’s the largest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold–certified urban university building.

The New School offers a range of programs. See details at

Membership and Accreditation The New School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. MSCHE is a regional accreditor and federally recognized body. The New School has been accredited by MSCHE since 1960. All degree programs at the New York City campus of The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education. Both NYSED and MSCHE provide assurance to students, parents, and all stakeholders that The New School meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance. For full information on the university’s accreditation, visit accreditation. The information published here represents the plans of the university at the time of publication and does not constitute an

irrevocable contract between the student and The New School. The university reserves the right to change without notice any matter contained in this publication, including but not limited to tuition, fees, policies, degrees, programs, names of programs, course offerings, academic activities, academic requirements, facilities, faculty, and administrators. Payment of tuition or attendance at any classes shall constitute a student’s acceptance of the administration’s rights as set forth above. The New School is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For important information including student rights, campus safety statistics, and tuition and fees, visit your-right-to-know. Published 2018 by The New School. Produced by Marketing and Communication, The New School.

U.S. News & World Report (2018) Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2018) 3 U.S. News & World Report (2018) 1


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The New School, home to Milano, is a university in the heart of New York City, housing five extraordinary colleges and a variety of graduate programs. Visit us. Discover how you can apply hands-on learning and knowledge to effect social change in the world.

Contact the Office of Admission

Office of Admission Mailing Address: 79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor New York, NY 10003 Welcome Center 72 Fifth Avenue New York City 212.229.5150 This brochure is printed on 100 percent post-consumer recycled paper, reflecting the university’s embrace of environmental responsibility.

The New School—a university where world-renowned colleges come together to seek out new ways to create a more just, more beautiful, and better-designed world. Learn more about our colleges and programs: Parsons School of Design Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts College of Performing Arts The New School for Social Research Schools of Public Engagement Parsons Paris

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