The New School
The Milano School of International Affairs,
Management and Urban Policy
Office of Admission
Milano offers sharply focused, practical programs that intersect management and policy and theory and practice. For over 30 years, our management and policy program have remained both innovative and convenient for working professionals, in keeping with the founding mission of The New School. Located in Union Square in New York City, Milano offers unmatched opportunities to learn from expert practitioners, engage in specialized research, and secure advanced employment. Our graduate students are often changing their careers, advancing their careers or beginning their careers.
Master of Science Programs:
Health Services Management
Organizational Change Management
Urban Policy Analysis and Management
Ph.D. in Public and Urban Policy
Politics and Advocacy, Housing and Community Development, Economic and Work Force Development, Social Policy, Advocacy (Effecting Social Change), International, Finance, Health, Social Entrepreneurship.
Graduate Program Overview
Balancing theory and practice with a commitment to community and organization advancement, Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy's curriculum equips graduates with the the capacity to act with professionalism and responsibility.
Our students develop an in-depth understanding of the management and policy analysis skills needed by any effective professional. Our faculty members utilize a variety of instructional methods, including lectures, case studies, role playing, and other participatory techniques. Although a few lecture courses accommodate 25 or more students, classes are generally no larger than 15 students. Courses are structured to accommodate working professionals, offering evening, Saturday, and concentrated formats. Each specialized program's flexible course of study allows students to enroll in courses across the Milano Graduate School as well as in other
divisions of The New School. To complement their core requirements, Milano students may elect to take courses in the global finance, economics, sociology, and political science departments of The New School for Social Research, or in the International Affairs program at the New School for General Studies.
Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy offers the Master of Science degree in four program areas: Health Services Management and Policy, Nonprofit Management, Organizational Change Management, Urban Policy Analysis and Management, and a PhD in Public and Urban Policy. A postmaster's certificate in organizational development is offered. Students may design a unique curriculum across programs with the assistance of an academic advisor.
To earn the Master of Science degree, students must complete 14 courses, each of which carries three credits: four schoolwide core courses, four to six core courses in a specific degree program, and four to six elective courses, for a total of 42 credits. The PhD Program requires each student to complete 60 credits of coursework, pass Qualifying Examinations, and complete a PhD dissertation.
The Master of Science degree programs begin their review of applications in January for the fall term and in October for the spring term.
Our MS priority deadlines are:
March 1 - September semester
October 1 - January semester
To be considered priority for financial aid and housing opportunities, and to ensure an efficient registration process, we encourage applicants to submit completed applications by priority deadlines. Applicants planning to be considered for Milano's highly competitive merit-based awards are strongly encouraged to have their applications completed by the priority deadlines.
International students who are not transferring from another institution within the United States are strongly encouraged to apply at least six months in advance of the intended semester of entry in order to allow enough time for all enrollment and student visa processing.
Applicants are notified of admission decisions approximately three weeks after all required documents have been received. Financial aid and housing are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for aid and housing are processed only after acceptance to a program has been granted by Admissions.
Applications for the PhD Program are accepted only for the fall semester. The Doctoral Committee begins reviewing PhD applications in January.
The deadline for PhD applications is March 1st.
The selection committee takes a holistic approach to the application review process.
Standardized graduate tests such as GRE and GMAT are not required. Life experience and/or extra-curricular activities as well as a well written statement of purpose often factor in the application decision-making process as highly as undergraduate academic performance.
Applications for admission are considered complete when the Office of Admission has received all of the following materials:
-- Completed application form, including a well-written statement of purpose of approximately 500 words explaining how the applicant's proposed program of study at Milano will enhance his/her professional development.
-- Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended by the applicant, including evidence of undergraduate degree completion
-- Two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the Graduate School by the authors
-- Application fee
Although not required, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores may be submitted to support the application.
After a completed application is received, an applicant may be contacted to arrange for an in-person or telephone interview with a member of the Milano faculty or staff. We encourage informational interviews with a member of the admission staff.
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