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    Our multidimensional academic programs free you from conventional boundaries, allowing you to study in depth from many perspectives. As a New School student, you can explore courses across our colleges and disciplines and immerse yourself in many fields of learning related to your areas of interest. The benefits of this academic freedom are enormous.

    By stretching yourself beyond traditional academic pathways, you will grow intellectually and creatively, expand your problem-solving capabilities, and become prepared to affect a complex world. Your critical thinking skills will be honed as you prototype innovative solutions and receive firsthand experience through seminar-style and project-based learning. At The New School, our rigorous academic approach goes beyond developing scholarly knowledge to help you uncover and actualize your passion and vision.

    Ultimately, you will forge a unique path that will forever change the way you investigate and create throughout your life.

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    The New School is the only university where a world-renowned design school, a progressive liberal arts college, a distinguished performing arts college, and legendary graduate programs and colleges come together to seek out new ways to create a more just, more beautiful, and better-designed world. Learn more about our colleges and programs.

    Our renowned faculty members actively partner with you as a student, enriching your learning. They are leading intellectuals and practitioners in their fields, bringing scholarship, experience, and collaboration to the classroom. They advise you about career paths and invite you to join their projects or help you design your own.

    Our multidimensional academic approach fosters critical thinking and creative problem solving. At The New School, a place where hard work and autonomy coalesce, you are afforded the freedom to explore and chart a unique course of study. Through our integrated curriculum, you can pursue multiple pathways and disciplines.

    Study abroad through The New School and see the world in new ways. Through our study abroad programs, you can immerse yourself in another culture and develop greater self-awareness while growing academically and creatively.

    Our approach to advising means you have one place to go for academic and career help. You will receive ongoing, holistic support from professional academic and career advisors who work with you as you design your personalized degree pathways and prepare to effect change in the world after graduation.

    The New School's labs, centers, facilities, and institutes provide creative, collaborative spaces that extend academic exploration and creative development beyond the classroom. You work side by side with faculty to generate groundbreaking work that challenges traditional approaches to problems and their solutions.

    In keeping with our university's overall mission and vision, The New School offers a unique approach to management and entrepreneurship driven by principles of design, innovation, and social justice. Students and faculty across the university engage in programs, research, and projects that promote foundational business and leadership skills while developing new capacities that the 21st century creative economy demands.

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Undergraduate Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.