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  • How to Apply: Graduate Programs

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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.

    Each of our graduate programs has unique requirements for the application process, such as auditions, portfolio submissions, or essays. Our Office of Admission has created helpful videos to help you prepare the various elements of your application file.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall and Summer* Priority Deadline: December 15**

    • The deadline listed above is a priority deadline. To be most competitive for admission and merit scholarship consideration, please complete your application file before the deadline.
    • We will continue to review applications submitted after the priority 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.
    • To meet the visa timeline, international students should apply by June 15. Programs that close before June 15 will not be able to accept late applicants in any circumstance.

    *The MFA Photography and MS Strategic Design and Global Leadership programs begin in the summer.

    **Graduate applicants to the School of Constructed Environments will be considered as having met the priority deadline if all required application items are received by January 8.

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

    Prior Degree Completion

    Graduate degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited American 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 requires completion of the bachelor's degree.

  • The Application Process

  • Additional Information

  • 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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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.