M.Sc in Design And Urban Ecologies,United States 2019

Parsons School of Design - The New School

Study in:United States
Expired
Deadline: 15 January 2019

About

Making change in New York

The first graduate program of its kind in the United States, the Parsons School of Design – The New School explores the urban complex and its interconnections with political, social, economic, and environmental systems. Using world cities like New York as a laboratory and working in transdisciplinary teams, students design processes for urban transformation alongside and with — not for — the communities most affected by these processes.

Studio in the city

Bringing together the academic strengths of Parsons and other schools and colleges of The New School, this studio-based program trains graduates to become agents of change, working with the communities and institutions that shape urban ecosystems. Guided by internationally recognized urbanists, designers, and activists, students confront urgent problems facing cities and develop new research methodologies, design frameworks, and critical practices, using the city as an urban laboratory.

Engaging urbanism from all angles

Focus areas include community organizing, the solidarity economy, food systems, public space, housing, infrastructure, public transportation, nonprofit management, cultural development, environmental equity, and socially engaged art and technology. Graduates are prepared for careers in urban design; urban and regional planning; public and urban policy; social, cultural, and environmental enterprises; community organizing; research; nonprofit management; teaching; government administration; municipal and regional development; and consulting. The program also provides a foundation for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies at top universities around the world.

Future opportunities

Graduates are prepared for careers in urban design; urban and regional planning; public and urban policy; social, cultural, and environmental enterprises; community organizing; research; nonprofit management; teaching; government administration; municipal and regional development; and consulting. The program also provides a foundation for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies at top universities around the world.

Program Structure

  • Urban History Lab
  • Urban Colloquium 1
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Methods 1
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Studio 1
  • Urban Theory Lab
  • Urban Colloquium 2
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Methods 2
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Studio 2
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Methods 3
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Studio 3
  • Electives
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Methods 4
  • Design & Urban Ecologies Thesis
  • Electives

Academic Requirements

Required application materials
  • Application Form: Complete the online application. All applicants are required to apply online.
  • Application Fee: A nonrefundable $50 application fee paid as part of the online application. A $10 SlideRoom fee is also required.
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Portfolio

Detailed Program Facts

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