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  • Contact Us

    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
    [email protected]

    Admission Liaison
    Samuel Yelton

    Committee on Liberal Studies
    6 East 16th Street, room 711A
    New York, NY 10003
    Tel: 212.229.2747 x3026
    Fax: 212.229.5473 

    Mailing Address
    79 Fifth Avenue, room 711A
    New York, NY 10003

    Chair
    Paul Kottman

    Secretary
    Silvana Alvarez Basto

    Student Advisor
    Quinn Mason

    Liberal Studies Student Handbook

  • Admission

  • The 30-credit MA in Liberal Studies is decidedly interdisciplinary, ideal for students whose intellectual interests cross departmental boundaries.

    Equipped with the ability to investigate social and cultural issues from a holistic perspective, 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

    Every Liberal Studies MA student is assigned a faculty advisor, who helps students clarify their research interests and take advantage of the educational resources available at The New School to design a program of study that meets their needs and goals. Many graduates of the MA in Liberal Studies enter PhD programs at The New School for Social Research or at other top universities, and others pursue professional paths in teaching, journalism, cultural organizations, government, 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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