CUSP Class of 2017

NYU’s School of Urban Informatics, known as the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP), Application Window for Fall 2019 Class Is Now Open

New York, NY — NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) announced today that the school is now accepting applications for their Fall 2019 graduate program. CUSP is a unique public-private research center that uses New York City as its laboratory and classroom to help cities around the world become more productive, livable, equitable and resilient.

Prospective students can attend an information session to learn more about applying to CUSP’s Master of Science and Advanced Certificate in Applied Urban Science and Informatics. Information on upcoming sessions can be found here.

The early admissions deadline is December 15, 2018, with additional application deadlines on February 15 and April 15, 2019. The application can be found here.

“Our world-class faculty and industry partners work hard to prepare students to make a big difference in one of the hottest developing fields,” said Paul Horn, Acting Director of CUSP. “If students are interested in applying their mathematical and analytical skills to the betterment of cities, we encourage them to attend an information session and apply to this one-of-a-kind program.”

CUSP has a revolutionary mission to bring “big data” to bear on societal issues, from healthcare, to clean air, to transportation and is looking for curious students to join their work towards creating smarter cities.

The CUSP program, created six years ago as part of the City of New York’s Applied Sciences NYC initiative, has consistently expanded and refined its innovative Masters of Science (MS) curriculum. As of 2018, approximately 275 students completed the Master of Science program in Applied Urban Science and Informatics. These graduates will transition to a variety of career paths and opportunities where they will use their skills, experiences and knowledge to address real-world challenges in urban environments. Students have gone on to careers at Apple, Bloomberg, IBM Watson, New York State Attorney General’s Office, NYC Department of City Planning and many other prestigious organizations. 

At CUSP, students can expect to observe, analyze and model cities to optimize outcomes, prototype new solutions and formalize new tools and processes to develop into new experts in this field. These activities make CUSP the world’s leading authority in the emerging field of Urban Informatics.

Highly talented students from an engineering, science, mathematics or urban planning background are encouraged to apply.

About New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress

CUSP is a university-wide center whose research and education programs are focused on urban informatics. Using NYC as its lab, and building from its home in the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, it integrates and applies NYU strengths in the natural, data, and social sciences to understand and improve cities throughout the world. CUSP offers a one-year MS degree in Applied Urban Science & Informatics. For more news and information on CUSP, please visit


Kim Alfred, CUSP

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