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About the New School for Social Research

The New School for Social Research provides an education grounded in history and informed by a legacy of critical thought and civic engagement. The school’s dedication to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry reaches back to the university’s founding in 1919 as a home for progressive thinkers and the creation of the University in Exile in 1933 for scholars persecuted in Nazi Europe. The interdisciplinary education offered by The New School for Social Research today explores and promotes global peace and justice as more than theoretical ideals.

The New School for Social Research is a second home for students from a variety of geographical, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds. It enrolls more than 1,000 students from all regions of the United States and from more than 70 countries. Here, civic engagement begins in the classroom. Seminar-style classes facilitate mutual respect and intellectual rigor and take advantage of the school’s diversity and location in New York City.

Students

Total Students

12,745

Student Ratio
Female 69%
Male 31%

Faculty

Total Faculty

1,247

Faculty/Student Ratio
10 : 1
 

Tuition

Estimated Cost

$57,609

Admissions

Total Applicants

4,882

Admitted

69%

Enrolled

22%

Test Scores

SAT Math

500-630

SAT Reading

500-620

SAT Writing

510-625

ACT Composite

22-27

The New School for Public Engagement

The New School for Social Research provides an education grounded in history and informed by a legacy of critical thought and civic engagement. The school’s dedication to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry reaches back to the university’s founding in 1919 as a home for progressive thinkers and the creation of the University in Exile in 1933 for scholars persecuted in Nazi Europe. The interdisciplinary education offered by The New School for Social Research today explores and promotes global peace and justice as more than theoretical ideals.

The New School for Social Research is a second home for students from a variety of geographical, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds. It enrolls more than 1,000 students from all regions of the United States and from more than 70 countries. Here, civic engagement begins in the classroom. Seminar-style classes facilitate mutual respect and intellectual rigor and take advantage of the school’s diversity and location in New York City.

Every kid dreams of making a difference in the world. Few people feel like they have accomplished this goal. With an education at The New School for Public Engagement, however, they instill the tools, education, focus, and resources needed to make this dream a reality. With five schools committed to this philosophy:

  • School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Milano School of International Affairs
  • School of Media Studies
  • School of Writing
  • School of Language Learning and Teaching

Students can find a variety of unique opportunities that are designed to meet their academic, professional, and civic aspirations all at the same time. This is especially important in the classroom where curricula are designed to be collaborative, integrative, and boundary-crossing.

No one said that solving the world’s problems is easy. But real-world practice is the key, where theories come alive through practical training and where students are given the tools to confront contemporary challenges in their communities and throughout the world. At the New School for Public Engagement, international students can pursue both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as advance their degree by earning a certificate or enrolling in continuing education courses.

And what better place to do this than in New York City – where culture, diversity, and religion come together in a bustling city full of opportunities both academically and socially. Here, The New School maintains its tradition of educational innovation and keeps its place on the cutting edge of the intellectual and creative life.

So now you may be asking yourself, how do I get started? Request information by completing the form above with your contact details and the New School will contact you directly about how you can make your difference.

Department of Philosophy

The focus of study in the Department of Philosophy is the history of Western philosophical thought and the European philosophical tradition, particularly contemporary Continental philosophy. The graduate curriculum consists of two components. The first is the study of major figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Spinoza, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Freud, Gadamer, De Beauvoir, Adorno, Benjamin, Wittgenstein, Foucault, Derrida, Kristeva, and Irigaray. The second explores the movements, schools, branches, and ideas associated with those figures. Philosophy at The New School is thus the study of phenomenology, hermeneutics, and pragmatism; political and social thought; ethics, critical theory, and aesthetics; epistemology, metaphysics, and ontology; logic and language; rationality, methodology, and naturalism within the social sciences; nature, culture, beauty, and goodness; unconscious and conscious processes; and contingency, necessity, human freedom, tragedy, and truth.

Anthropology

As a leading department for graduate anthropology studies in the United States, we emphasize critical reflection at all levels of inquiry. We are a small, lively group of scholars and students who thrive in a dynamic intellectual environment that fosters inventive scholarship. Our work is characterized by carefully conducted ethnography, innovative research methodologies, and an awareness of the importance of history.

All students enter the Department of Anthropology through the MA program. After completing 30 credits and passing the master's examination, they are eligible to apply for admission to the doctoral program. Spaces in the doctoral program are limited; not all students who apply are accepted into the program.

Do you want a graduate-level education that will take you on a journey to explore and promote global peace and justice? If you are interested in making a difference in the world by addressing key issues of major political, cultural, and economic concern, then the New School for Social Research is for you. Study anthropology, economics, philosophy, politics, sociology, and more right in the heart of New York City.

Take this 5 question quiz to see if The New School for Social Research is for you:
  1. Are you looking to study with students from a variety of geographical, cultural, economic and political backgrounds?
  2. Do you want to study in New York City, one of the world’s most diverse and vibrant cities in the world?
  3. Do you want to study in small programs that encourage collaboration between students and professors?
  4. Would you like to study at school whose roots are based on public debate and whose principles acknowledge that learning should not be limited by the boundaries of an academic institution?
  5. Does a graduate school with 1,000 students from all regions of the United States and from more than 70 countries appeal to you?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then consider enrolling at The New School for Social Research. Here, students pursuing their master's and doctoral programs will study in an environment that encourages intellectual curiosity, motivation, and a commitment to effecting positive change in their chosen fields.

If that’s not good enough – The New School for Social Research is based in New York City, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world. International students can take advantage of the city's uncommon resources and opportunities as they pursue their goals both inside and outside the classroom.

Department of Economics

The aim of the Department of Economics is to put what Robert Heilbroner called ”the worldly philosophy“—informed, critical, and passionate investigation of the economic foundations of contemporary society—at the heart of the educational and research enterprise. This engagement with the central unresolved dilemmas of modern society motivates the detailed analysis of concrete problems of economic policy and the explanations of economic phenomena that are the substance of the department's degree programs.

Department of Politics

The Department of Politics contributes to the scholarly community that is The New School for Social Research through joint courses, research projects, and conferences. For example, the International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship, founded by Professor Aristide Zolberg and now directed by Professor Alexandra Delano, engages in research, policy analysis, and education bearing on international migration, refugees, and the incorporation of newcomers into host societies.

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Parsons alumnus Josh Stone walks across the 7th floor green roof of #NewUniversityCenter.

Can't wait to see the rest of the building when it opens for classes in January!

Department of Psychology

The department encourages student and faculty research that contributes to psychological knowledge in general and that is sensitive to social, cultural, and political influences and concerns. At the master's level, the department offers a program in general psychology that provides students with in-depth training in all the major fields of psychology. There are two doctoral programs, to which students can apply through a separate application process after completing their master's degree: the PhD in Cognitive, Social, and Developmental Psychology (CSD) and the PhD in Clinical Psychology. Every attempt is made to promote an interdisciplinary approach to psychological issues and foster interaction between the CSD and Clinical Psychology programs. PhD students are free to work with faculty from either area.

Department of Historical Studies

History is a field of inquiry critical to all human understanding. The New School for Social Research seeks to bring historians together with social scientists and philosophers to produce critical histories of the present. It recognizes that historical inquiry has transformative potential for interpretation and theory in the social sciences. Its mission is to rejuvenate the empirically based social sciences with humanities-inspired, linguistically informed, and pictorially sympathetic approaches. The committee aims to provide The New School for Social Research with an archive and a perspective on the world that works “from the outside in.”

Programs

  • MA in Historical Studies
  • PhD in Politics or Sociology and Historical Studies

Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology offers a distinctive approach to the investigation of social life. This approach builds on The New School's historical connections to European social science to develop our tradition of critical inquiry and engage with contemporary debates and academic communities globally.

The department has defined some core areas of research that reflect the interests of the faculty: social inequalities; culture and politics; law, rights, and citizenship; historical and comparative sociology; and cities and publics. We emphasize theoretically-informed ethnographic, historical, and interpretive inquiry into the significant social issues of our times in local, national, and transnational contexts. Our department is a vibrant hub of scholarship and intellectual life for our students, faculty, and visitors from many countries.

Through the department's activities, our goal is to help students better understand the major transformations in modern and postmodern societies and to prepare them for the normative or analytical challenges these transformations continually pose.

Department of Liberal Studies

The program is designed for students who want to improve the quality of their prose while mastering new modes of serious inquiry, either within an academic context or in the public sphere. Special attention is paid to the history of Western thought, but current developments in the intellectual life of the West and the rest of the world are also explored.

The Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

Milano School programs engage students in addressing big social, economic, environmental, and political problems in real time. Our innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum brings together an extraordinary faculty and motivated students to facilitate social change through project-based fieldwork.

Programs

  • Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS)
  • International Affairs (MA/MS)
  • Nonprofit Management (MS)
  • Organizational Change Management (MS)
  • Urban Policy Analysis and Management (MS)
  • Public and Urban Policy (PhD)
  • Leadership and Change (Post-Master's Certificate)
  • Organization Development (Post-Master's Certificate)
  • Sustainability Strategies (Post-Master's Certificate)

School of Language Learning and Teaching

The School of Language Learning and Teaching trains teachers of English to speakers of other languages in highly-praised degree and certificate programs and provides foreign language instruction, including English as a foreign language, for all divisions of The New School.

Programs

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
  • English as a Second Language (Certificate)
  • ESL + Design (Certificate)
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Certificate)
  • TESOL Summer Institute (Certificate)
  • ESL + Music (Certificate)

School of Media Studies

The School of Media Studies is one of five schools of The New School for Public Engagement, an academic division of The New School. This school is dedicated to the analysis and understanding of mediated communication and the realization of creative visions in film, video, audio, and multimedia forms. The curriculum incorporates media history, media theory and research, media management, and media production. The School of Media Studies offers programs and courses for graduate and undergraduate students, including an extensive continuing education curriculum. Our students have access to the exciting networking opportunities and professional resources available in New York City, a world media capital. Our degrees, certificates, and continuing education courses provide strong foundations on which to build or enhance a career.

Programs

  • Media Studies (MA)
  • Media Management (MS)
  • Documentary Media Studies (Certificate)
  • Media Management (Certificate)
  • Film Production (Certificate)
  • Screenwriting (Certificate)

School of Undergraduate Studies

With access to the resources of a leading New York City university and a wide range of networking, internship, and civic engagement opportunities, The New School offers a nontraditional college experience you can tailor to your intellectual interests and professional goals. (If you'd prefer a traditional, 4-year undergraduate experience, learn about traditional college programs at The New School.)

Programs

  • Liberal Arts (BA/BS)
  • Environmental Studies (BA/BS)
  • Global Studies (BA)
  • Musical Theater (BFA)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Urban Studies (BA)
  • Professional Certificates
  • Food Studies Program
  • Riggio Honors Program: Writing and Democracy

School of Writing

The School of Writing offers students at all levels of experience the opportunity to study the craft of writing under the direction of master teachers who are themselves distinguished practitioners. The approach emphasizes the study of literature as a dynamic artistic discipline, a creative activity, rather than as a field for historical analysis or an object for interpretation, as in English, literary studies, or comparative literature departments. In their workshops and seminars, New School writing teachers approach works of art from the inside out, moving from close attention to language, craft, and form into history and culture, engaging the full complexity of a work, and resisting critical narrowness, insularity, and reductionism.

Programs

  • Creative Writing (MFA)
  • Summer Writers Colony
  • Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy
  • Undergraduate Writing
  • Continuing Education Courses

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The MS in Media Management curriculum combines a strong foundation in managerial skills with critical analysis of media industries and their products. It is designed to encourage innovative thinking and entrepreneurship. Like all programs of The New School for Public Engagement, the media management program is open-minded, interdisciplinary, and future oriented. Students explore the principles of responsible and effective management and learn best practices in today's communications industries--television, movies, music, advertising, news, games, social media—while embracing change and evolving media platforms. The program of study covers: Producing Media Economics and Finance Marketing Distribution Ethics
Students grapple with interrelated challenges such as global climate change, natural resource depletion, financial sustainability, and innovative organizational change. The program is distinctive in establishing the integral relationship among sustainability goals. Like all Milano School management programs, it emphasizes Change-management preparation Critical perspectives on institutions Cross-sector collaboration Joint training of managers and policy analysts Systemic linkages among environmental, social, and economic issues Urban ecology
The New School's approach to international affairs is shaped by our faculty of distinguished scholars, policy advocates, and experienced professionals in development, human rights, media and other fields. Their careers exemplify the integration of theory, practice, and a commitment to social justice. Critical thinking and practical social engagement are intertwined in the International Affairs curriculum, in the Practicum in International Affairs, the International Field Program, and focused research in courses and masters theses. Our students can gain real-world experience through internships in available among the many organizations devoted to international issues that are located in New York City and from engagement with the city itself as a global metropolis.

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