The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

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The New School is at the forefront of addressing global environmental issues, thanks to Milano's Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program. This program is designed to turn students' passion for environmental change and sustainability into careers with impact. Our students benefit from small, customized classes, a rigorous program of critical theory and practice, and close attention from a faculty engaged in research, scholarship, and cutting-edge professional practice. Our practice-based learning places students front and center alongside organizations working on the most pressing environmental issues of our time, from climate change and environmental justice to food systems and sustainable development.

Areas of Specialization

Studying Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management opens many career opportunities, from food systems to international affairs. For EPSM students looking to build an area of expertise, below are listed some potential areas of specialization based on courses from across The New School's current graduate offerings.

A specialization is a way that students with specific interests can focus the content of their elective courses to reflect their specialized areas of interest. While there are many potential course combinations and specializations, these categories reflect some of the most popular and salient topics related to the environmental and sustainability sectors. Areas of specialization are not a required component of the MS degree.

  • Food Systems
  • Global Urban Environment
  • GIS and Data Visualization
  • Finance and CSR
  • Environmental Justice

Program highlights

  • Benefit from an emphasis on urban ecology, cross-sector collaboration, joint training of managers and policy analysts, change-management preparation, and emphasis on system linkages
  • Gain a broad understanding of the crucial importance of environmental, financial, and social sustainability to organizational success
  • Enjoy small, customized classes, a rigorous program blending theory and practice, and close attention from a faculty engaged in research, scholarship, and cutting-edge professions

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