Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

About Us

The Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment is a practice-based and intellectually progressive graduate institution that prepares students for socially responsible leadership in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Following The New School’s tradition of reimagining existing social and economic structures and questioning the status quo, we produce innovative and mindful leaders that spearhead just, sustainable, and inclusive initiatives in organizations and companies around the world. Learn more.

Degrees and Programs

Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management

The New School is at the forefront of advancing climate policy and environmental justice through our master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management. Around the world, efforts are being made promote change by applying the insights of communities, societies, and grassroots organizations with close relationships to the land and its ecologies. Our graduate students draw on these grassroots perspectives, forms of Indigenous knowledge, and community engagement to critically address social and ecological challenges affecting local and global populations. Learn more.

Master of Science in Public and Urban Policy

The New School’s Master of Science program in Public and Urban Policy attracts and trains change makers who apply the tools and concepts of policy analysis to improve our communities, our cities, and our global future. They challenge the status quo and prioritize social inclusion, and equity in the design and implementation of public and urban policy. The program achieves these goals by offering a diverse group of learners a laboratory for putting theory into practice, in which students and faculty examine today’s critical public policy issues through an urban lens and design creative solutions, while working closely with leaders in government, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector. Learn more

Master of Science in Non-Profit Management and Organizational Change Management

The Milano School is not currently admitting new students to the non-profit and organizational change management master’s degree programs. For those interested in management studies, we offer a graduate minor in Impact Entrepreneurship and graduate certificates in Leadership and ChangeSustainability Strategies, and Organization Development. You can also explore other graduate-level management and entrepreneurship programs offered in other colleges and departments of The New School.


At the Milano School, tomorrow’s leaders are being educated by today’s most influential experts and industry pioneers. Our faculty is composed of renowned scholars who are also deeply engaged in the world outside of academia. The work of our professors sparks civic debate, guides policy changes, and fosters innovative solutions to the major problems of our time. Milano School faculty take a deep interest in students’ academic and professional development, where educators also serve as mentors and peers who understand your goals and share your values. Learn more about our faculty

Centers and Institutes

Academic study and creative learning happen inside and outside of the classroom at The New School. Across the campus, students and faculty come together in interactive, collaborative spaces to rethink, redesign, and reimagine the world.

Milano counts with the following centers and institutes:

  • Center for New York City Affairs
  • Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • The New School Collaboratory
  • Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy
  • Tishman Environment and Design Center

In these centers and institutes, scholarly rigor and intellectual freedom collide, generating groundbreaking work that challenges the way we traditionally approach problems and their solutions. Learn more.

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Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment
72 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

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Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduates Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.