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    This professional master's degree prepares managers and analysts to develop and direct public and institutional policies that promote ecological and economic sustainability.

    The interdisciplinary MS in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management educates professionals for 21st-century careers as planners, managers, policy analysts, and consultants who will design environmental policies and work in institutions to develop and improve sustainability practices.

    Through their courses and research, students acquire broad and deep understanding of the relationship of ecological, financial, and social sustainability and organizational success. Graduates will be equipped to

    • Work as analysts or implementers of sustainability policies in government, industry, and not-for-profit organizations
    • Join the growing community of transdisciplinary scholars and practitioners dedicated to making institutions and activities sustainable and renewable in a world of increasingly scarce resources

    Program Features

    All Milano School graduate programs are flexible and convenient for working professionals as well as recent college graduates. You can study full-time and complete the program in two years or part-time and take up to five years to earn the master's degree.

    Students grapple with interrelated challenges such as global climate change, natural resource depletion, financial sustainability, and innovative organizational change. The program is distinctive in establishing the integral relationship among sustainability goals. Like all Milano School management programs, it emphasizes

    • Change-management preparation
    • Critical perspectives on institutions
    • Cross-sector collaboration
    • Joint training of managers and policy analysts
    • Systemic linkages among environmental, social, and economic issues
    • Urban ecology

    Interdisciplinary Initiatives

    Current urban environmental issues in New York City and the region provide an exceptional laboratory for experiential learning. Milano students have access to many practice-based experiences such as the Tishman Environment and Design Center, Community Development Finance Lab, the Chase Competition, an International Field Program, government and corporate internships, and inter-divisional projects at The New School. For example, In 2011, students from several divisions of The New School and from Stevens Institute of Technology came together to design and build a solar-powered house, the EmpowerHouse, for the U.S. Department of Energy's biennial Solar Decathlon competition. This project won the Washington, D.C. Mayor's Sustainability Award in 2012, but it didn't end there. Read More.

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