The doctoral program in Public and Urban Policy seeks applicants with academic and/or professional qualifications that prepare them for advanced research and practice in public policy analysis with an urban orientation. Applicants must have or be in the process of completing a master's degree in management, economics, or another related field.
The deadline has been extended to January 21 for the next fall semester. Plan ahead to meet the strict application deadline. It takes time for
supporting documents such as official transcripts and reference letters
to reach The New School. Your application will not be reviewed until all
the required documents have been received by the Office of Admission. Applications received after the deadline may be rolled over for the following academic year at the discretion of the Milano School. There is no spring semester admission.
All applicants (except readmit and visiting students) are
required to use the online application. The application fee and most
supporting documents can be submitted online with the application form.
The online application form includes detailed instructions. For your
convenience, you can also download the application instructions. Please read the instructions carefully before you fill out the
application. Note: Former students seeking readmission and prospective visiting students must contact the Office of
Admission for instructions before proceeding.
A complete PhD program application includes the following items:
Any supporting documents not submitted online can be mailed to the Office of Admission, accompanied by an Application Materials Cover Sheet.
Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript, mark sheet, or academic record for each institution (even if you didn't receive a degree) in the Educational Background section of the online application. These copies must be uploaded before you submit the application. All transcripts uploads must be accompanied by a key, legend or the back copy of the transcript. All uploaded transcripts are considered unofficial.
Non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation. Records from non-U.S. Institutions must have grades or marks and contain a copy of diploma if the degree has been conferred.
Make sure your name appears on the transcript/record. Scans must be clear and legible. Do not mail materials that have been uploaded with the online application or any other materials unless requested by the admission office.
If you experience trouble uploading your transcript email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Upload Transcript Issue" and give a detailed description of the issue and attach the document in question.
The New School reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process. Any fraudulent activity or discrepancies found between uploaded and official transcripts will result in the immediate revocation of admission and/or dismissal from The New School.
Applicants offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts (as well as official certified translations and evaluations of the transcripts or mark sheets and degree certifications if the degree was earned outside of the United States) to The New School.
Your offer of admission will be contingent upon the receipt and verification of these official documents. New students will not be permitted to register for their second semester of study until all official transcripts (including degree awarding transcripts) have been received by the Office of Graduate Admission.
Official transcripts should have an original signature or a raised university seal, and must be in a sealed envelope that has been signed or stamped by the issuing university's registrar or records office. Applicants may send official transcripts with an Application Materials Cover Sheet, or applicants can request that institutions send transcripts directly to the Office of Graduate Admission.
The New School will accept electronic transcripts sent from the following approved vendors:
We do not accept electronic transcripts sent directly by a student or school offices as official transcripts. This policy does not apply to international documents. All international academic credentials must be translated and evaluated by either WES or another NACES provider.
All transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
See special requirements for transcript evaluation.
See special requirements for English language proficiency.
Visit the Registrar website for tuition and fees information for the PhD in Public and Urban Policy. Speak to an admission counselor if you are concerned
about costs. The New School will work with you to help you finance your
graduate program. Admitted students can apply for a two-year scholarship that includes a
partial tuition remission and/or a modest living stipend as long the
student remains in good academic standing. Public and Urban Policy scholarships are based on merit. All accepted students are automatically considered for
other New School merit-based scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships. We
strongly recommend that all students applying to a doctoral program seek
Veterans and active members of the U.S. armed forces may be eligible for financial assistance under various programs of the U.S. Veterans Administration.
All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are considered for loans and grants
based on need. (The New School's federal school code is 002780.) You do
not have to wait for an admission decision to file the FAFSA. We recommend that you file no later than March 1 in the year for which you are applying.
Successful applicants receive a letter of acceptance, which
includes detailed information and instructions about financial aid,
housing, registration, student visas (for nonresidents of the United
States), and other matters.
All documents submitted
as part of the application for admission become the property of The New
School and cannot be returned to you or transmitted to a third
In any given term, a student can apply to only one department or program within The New School. Applicants who file more than one application in a given semester will be required to withdraw one of the applications, and application fees will not be refunded.
Tuition and Fees
Check Application Status
72 5th Ave., 3rd Floor (Map)
New York, NY email@example.com
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.862.5039
Professor David Howell72 Fifth Ave., Room 702 (Map)
New York, NY 10011MilanoPhD@newschool.edu
Phone: 212.229.5400 x1503
Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS)
International Affairs (MA/MS)
Nonprofit Management (MS)
Organizational Change Management (MS)
Urban Policy Analysis and Management (MS)
Public and Urban Policy (PhD)
Leadership and Change (Post-Master's Certificate)
Organization Development (Post-Master's Certificate)
Sustainability Strategies (Post-Master's Certificate)