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        General Admission Contact
        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
        SocialResearchAdmit@newschool.edu 

        Committee on Liberal Studies
        6 East 16th Street, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003
        Tel: 212.229.2747 ext. 3026
        Fax: 212.229.5473 

        Mailing Address
        79 5th Ave, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003

        Chair: Paul Kottman

        Senior Secretary: Jeff Feld
        libstudy@newschool.edu

        Office Hours:
        Monday-Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

        Student Advisor: Tom Ward
        liberalstudiesadv@newschool.edu

        Advisor Office Schedule

        Department of Liberal Studies Handbook (PDF)

        Admission

    • Students from the Liberal Studies department critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time, establishing intellectual foundations that extend far beyond the classroom experience. Students continue their scholarship at prestigious universities or find employment in their fields of expertise.

      Recent graduates have gone on to work or pursue further study in the following roles:

      • Research assistant, Art Institute of Chicago
      • PhD student in music history, Yale University
      • PhD student in politics, The New School for Social Research
      • Freelance digital strategist
      • Writer, Metropollination
      • PhD student in cultural studies, George Mason University
      • Community integration specialist, Elmcrest Children's Center
      • PhD student in comparative literature, Northwestern University
      • Legal advisor, Punjab Commission on the Status of Women in Pakistan
      • PhD student in ethnomusicology, Columbia University
      • Editor, Washington Post
      • Activist and advocate for prisoners' rights 
      • Independent artist
      • Adjunct English professor, Pace University
      • Digital editor, Egmont

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Graduates

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