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    Admission & Funding

  • Welcome to The New School for Social Research, a vibrant center of academic scholarship and public discourse. Located in New York City, we attract scholars from around the world as faculty, visitors, guest speakers, and students.

    The goal of our admission process is to identify qualified, best-fit applicants for both admission and merit aid. More than 90 percent of our new full-time graduate students receive scholarships. These awards cover an average of 49 percent of tuition.

  • If you have questions about how COVID-19 affects you as an applicant or admitted student, please visit our FAQ

  • The current tuition breakdown is as follows:

    • MA, MS, PhD, and Certificate Students: $2,260 per credit

    • MA, MS Students Maintaining Status: $100 per term

    • PhD Students Maintaining Status: $1,320 per term

  • We understand that pursuing higher education requires a large financial investment. To help students meet their educational expenses, we provide various types of financial assistance, including scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, stipends, federal loans, and federal work-study.

  • We welcome prospective graduate students and applicants to visit our campus and see how we engage with the rich intellectual, cultural, and political life of New York City to enhance their academic experience.

    Our students do more than earn a graduate degree-they draw knowledge from many aspects of life in New York City and influence and shape the future of both the city and the world. We invite you to schedule a 60-minute graduate admission campus tour.

  • Learn more about academics at The New School by speaking with one of our graduate student Admission Liaisons. These students are available to discuss the kinds of research and study possible in their programs, the nature of particular courses, life in New York City, and student life at The New School.

    Please feel free to contact our Admission Liaisons by email, or arrange for a telephone conversation or an in-person visit.

  • Accepting Applications for 2024!

    We are accepting applications for 2024.

    Spring 2024 

    We offer rolling admission for spring 2024. The spring 2024 application will close at 11:59 p.m. ET on January 4.

    Fall 2024

    The fall 2024 PhD application deadline is December 15. The fall 2024 priority application deadline for master's and advanced certificate programs is January 7.

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Submit your application


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.


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