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        Office of Admission
        The New School for Social Research
        55 West 13th Street
        New York, NY 10011
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

        SocialResearchAdmit@newschool.edu

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    • On this page you'll find a complete list of required application materials and specific instructions for each program offered at The New School for Social Research. All required materials should be submitted by the posted deadlines.

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

      Application Deadlines

      Fall

      PhD Applicants (fall only) and Readmits Deadline: December 15
      MA, MS, and Advanced Certificate Applicants and Readmits: 

      • Priority Deadline: January 7 
      • Second Deadline: May 5
      • Final International Student Deadline: June 1
      • Final Deadline: August 1

      Spring
      MA, MS, and Advanced Certificate Applicants and Readmits:

      • Priority Deadline: October 15
      • Final Deadline: January 4

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

      To be most competitive for admission and merit scholarship consideration, please apply by the priority application deadlines.

      The Admission Committee will make a decision on your application only after all the required materials have been received.

      Fellowships are offered for fall applicants only. These awards are highly competitive. While both master's and PhD applicants may be considered, the majority of the fellowships are awarded to doctoral candidates.

      Prior Degree Completion

      Graduate degree 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 who will have completed their bachelor's degree by the time of enrollment may apply for admission. PhD applicants in Economics, Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology must hold a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university by the time of enrollment.

      Applicant Profile

      Our programs welcome applicants with a wide variety of experiences, including recent college graduates, graduate students, working professionals, and career changers. We engage in a holistic review of each application.

      GRE and GMAT test scores are not required for any of our graduate or doctoral programs.

      The Application Process

      Additional Information and Instructions

      The Office of Admission is here to help you navigate the application process. Email socialresearchadmit@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.

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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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