Recent Updates: Visit our COVID-19 Community Guide for information about in-person teaching and learning this fall. 

  • Curriculum

  • Take the Next Step

  • Explore our Community

    What our students, alumni, and faculty are doing in NYC and worldwide

  • Contact Us 
    212.229.5150 (US Only)

    Program Contact
    Michele Kahane, Program Director

    Koray Caliskan, Associate Director

    Matthew Robb, Associate Director

  • Related Links

  • Social

    • Strategic Design and Management
    • Parsons
    • The New School
  • The Master of Science degree in Strategic Design and Management is awarded for completion of 36 credits. Transfer credits are not accepted. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

    The program features a progressively sequenced curriculum including theory and practice through  studios and seminars, and involving three major components:

    • Design techniques for researching the needs of people and organizations, and for developing and prototyping new ideas for products, services, and systems.
    • Business tools for assessing market opportunities, modeling enterprises, and critically evaluating existing firms and industry sectors
    • Theoretically informed discussions of challenges associated with contemporary economies, markets, and of ways that ethically grounded professional leadership can help students to constructively engage these challenges in the context of their careers

    The curriculum is designed as an integrated and highly structured nine-credit-per-semester course of study. Students can complete the program on-campus in New York City, fully online, or through a combination of online and on-site courses. (For international students, the possibility to combine on-site and online classes is limited by US immigration law, which requires full-time international students to take a minimum of six credits of on-site instruction in order to maintain their full-time status and immigration privileges.)

    For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.

    The curriculum chart below reflects the course of study for students entering this program in fall 2021 or earlier. 

  • Graduate Minors

    Students can extend their learning by supplementing their degree with a graduate minor, consisting of 3 additional courses (or 9 credits).  You can choose from an array of Graduate Minors including Impact Entrepreneurship, Civic Service Design, Global Urban Futures, and more. Graduate minors expose you to new ideas and alternative modes of research and practice, broadening your skills and expanding your career options.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.