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  • Below you will find a checklist of required application materials, as well as specific instructions for each program. All required materials should be submitted before the posted deadlines.

    Our Office of Admission has created helpful videos to help you prepare the various elements of your application file.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall
    Priority Deadline: January 15
    Second Deadline: May 5
    International Student Final Deadline: June 15

    Non-degree and Readmit Deadline: August 1
    Final Deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: August 1

    Spring
    New applicants, nondegree students, and readmits:

    Priority Deadline: October 15
    Final Deadline: December 1


    FAFSA (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens)
    Fall Applicants: February 1
    Spring Applicants: November 1

    The Public and Urban Policy PhD application must be received by the January 15 deadline. The program does not accept spring applicants.

    To be most competitive for admission and merit scholarship consideration, please apply before the priority deadline. We will continue to review applications submitted after the deadline if space is available in the program. The Admission Committee will make a decision on your application only after all the required materials have been received. Please email us at nsadmissions@newschool.edu to ask if we are still reviewing applications.

    Prior Degree Completion

    Master's or certificate applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. Applicants in the process of completing the bachelor's degree may apply for admission. Admission to the program relies on completion of the bachelor's degree.

    Applicants to the PhD in Public and Urban Policy must hold a master's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university, in addition to a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Applicants in the process of completing their master's degree may apply for admission.

    Applicant Profiles

    Master of Science and Certificates
    Our programs welcomes applicants from all walks of life, including working professionals, recent college graduates, and career changers. We have a holistic review of the application. GRE and GMAT test scores are not required.

    PhD in Public and Urban Policy
    The doctoral program in Public and Urban Policy seeks applicants with academic and/or professional qualifications that prepare them for advanced research and practice in public policy analysis with an urban orientation. GRE and GMAT test scores are not required.

  • The Application Process

  • Additional Information and Instructions

    The Office of Admission is here to help you navigate the application process. Email Gabriela Garcia Juarez, Assistant Director of Admission, at garciajg@newschool.edu if you have any questions.

  • Tips From Our Team

    Our admissions team has created this collection of short how-to videos to help guide you through the process of preparing a successful graduate degree application.

  • Take the Next Step

  • Contact Us

    Admission Contact
    Gabriela Garcia Juarez 
    79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10011  
    garciajg@newschool.edu
     
    Phone: 212.229.5600 x1666 
    Fax: 212.627.2695

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

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.

Graduates

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

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