Urban Policy Analysis & Management MS | Milano School
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    This master's degree program educates professionals to serve urban communities worldwide, working in the public, nonprofit, and private business sectors.

    The Master of Science program in Urban Policy Analysis and Management was one of the first programs of its kind in the world, and it continues to innovate. The heart of the program is an experiential curriculum that gives students a sound foundation in the theory and the practice of policy analysis and public administration. While there is no better learning laboratory in the world than New York City, urban challenges are increasingly global. The program is committed to a comparative learning pedagogy designed to develop knowledge that fosters innovative strategies for confronting urban issues worldwide. Our graduates have skills that support many career trajectory working as managers and consultants in governments and nongovernmental organizations.

    Our flexible program of study can be tailored to the interests and needs of the individual. The core curriculum emphasizes:

    • Applied, client-centered courses, in which students work on real policy and management issues for government officials and nonprofit executives
    • A solid foundation in and critical assessment of the traditional techniques of policy analysis
    • Systematic exposure to alternative theoretical and political perspectives with an emphasis on social justice

    Beyond the core curriculum, students can specialize in housing and community development, economic and workforce development, social policy, or finance for community and economic development. A new specialization is Global Urban Futures, which involves fieldwork not only in New York but in other American cities and in developing countries.

    Students have many opportunities for academic and civic engagement outside the curriculum, especially through the public programs and projects of the Center for New York City Affairs, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, Observatory on Latin America, India-China Institute, Center for Transformative Media, and the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.

    The Urban Policy Analysis and Management Program of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy is accredited by NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration). Related link NASPAA Data on Accredited Programs.

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