Students in our Public and Urban Policy master's program ask questions that challenge conventional policy definitions to rethink critical urban issues.
Partner with policymakers in government agencies and nonprofit organizations to design creative solutions to real-world urban policy issues. Work within a community of scholar-practitioners to put theory into practice in the intensive Urban Policy Lab, and challenge the status quo to create initiatives that drive real innovation in social and urban policy.
Change begins with a question. What will you ask?
- Work on policy or management issues for government officials and nonprofit executives in applied, client-centered courses.
- Join conversations around pressing issues including democracy, urbanization, technological change, economic empowerment, social equity, sustainability, migration, and globalization.
- Use New York City as your local laboratory to explore the challenges faced by cities across the country and around the world.
- Work in teams to tackle two major projects with public-sector and nonprofit clients as early as your second semester—in the Urban Policy Lab.