Reflecting The New School's tradition of critical inquiry and commitment to progressive social change, the PhD in Public and Urban Policy prepares students for the high level of research and policy analysis necessary to develop innovative, equitable, and environmentally responsible solutions to key public and urban policy challenges.
Our PhD in Public and Urban Policy is interdisciplinary, and students have considerable freedom to design a course of study that fits their research and professional interests. We encourage the exploration of alternative theoretical perspectives and the use of a wide range of research methodologies in the search for solutions to tough policy problems. Our program is allied with the social science doctoral programs of The New School for Social Research, and the Milano School participates in the New York Inter-University Doctoral Consortium.
The Public and Urban Policy PhD program graduated its first class in 2004. Our graduates are working as tenure-track faculty members, researchers in leading consulting firms and international organizations, and policy analysts in local and national government agencies. While our current students have diverse backgrounds and research interests, they share a commitment to social change and to critical interdisciplinary approaches that enable the development and implementation of public policies.
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"What attracted me to the Public and Urban Policy Ph.D. program at Milano was the school’s rich intellectual tradition and commitment to critical inquiry. Having an interest in using a multi disciplinary research approach that crossed traditional theoretical, methodological, and geographic boundaries, the Ph.D. program offered a rich intellectual environment in which to learn from and work with talented and engaged public policy scholars to develop this approach. Engaging in original research and publishing with faculty were also among some of the best experiences that prepared me for my current faculty position."
—Anne Visser, 2011 Alumna, currently an Assistant Professor at UC Davis