The Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs challenge students to think critically and deeply about urgent global challenges, such as social and economic rights, urban and community development, new media and technology, environmental justice, migration and refugees, international law, conflict, and peacebuilding. Our curricula combine historical and theoretical foundations, training in methods, and specialization in a thematic area of international affairs.
Throughout your course of study as a graduate student, you are immersed in the conceptual frameworks that go beyond mainstream paradigms to analyse contemporary social issues. These frameworks reflect diverse views of the West and East, North and South, and plural theoretical traditions such as post-Westphalian IR, Human Rights approach to development, and critical security studies.
You benefit from multiple opportunities to participate in field-based learning and career exploration throughout your studies, and you complete your degree by undertaking a capstone project which may take the form of a research thesis or portfolio, or a practicum project.
Located at the heart of the global capital of international diplomacy, business, and social activism, The New School contributes to and fosters public debates about urgent social and political issues, often with distinguished invited speakers. The city offers opportunities for internships in diverse fields and organizations allowing students to explore career options.