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  • MA Curriculum

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    General Admission Contact
    The New School for Social Research
    Office of Admission
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    212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
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    Admission Liaison
    Ethan Dunn

    Committee on Historical Studies
    80 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
    New York, NY 10011
    Tel: 212.229.5100 x3385
    Fax: 212.229.5929

    Chair
    Jeremy Varon (fall 2022)

    Department Secretary
    Tahera Tajbhai

    Student Advisor
    Julián Gómez-Delgado

    Historical Studies Student Handbook

  • Admission

  • The 30-credit MA in Historical Studies combines training in history with coursework in the range of disciplines housed at The New School for Social Research. Our practice of interdisciplinarity rigorously engages distinctive ways of understanding the world.

    Equipped with a robust critical apparatus for thinking about the modern world, our graduates pursue a wide variety of professional and academic careers.

    • Degree Master of Arts (MA)
    • Credits 30 credits
    • Format Full-time or part-time, on-campus
    • Duration 2 years (full-time)
    • Start Term Fall or Spring

    View current tuition and fees
    View fellowship and funding opportunities

    Students enrolled in our terminal MA in Historical Studies receive intensive mentoring and collaborate with our faculty on a sustained basis. We prepare our students in the critical assessment of scholarship, the diverse methodologies of historical research, and the imaginative act of relating history to the contemporary world. The program has been particularly attractive to students who wish to become more broadly educated historians or more historically informed social scientists.
    Many graduates of the MA program enter PhD programs at The New School for Social Research or in history departments at other top universities. Others pursue teaching, journalism, activism, government service, and other fields.

  • 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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