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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

        Admissions Liaison
        Mine Yildirim

        Department of Politics
        6 East 16th Street, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003
        Phone: 212.229.5747 x3090
        Fax: 212.229.5473

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

        Chair
        Anne McNevin

        Senior Secretary
        Henry Drobbin

        Student Advisor
        Begoña Gerling

        Politics Student Handbook (PDF)

    • MA in Politics

      The MA in Politics is a 30-credit program that introduces students to critical, historical, and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of politics.

      Students can specialize in one subfield of politics — political theory, comparative politics, global politics, or American politics — or they can gain a broader understanding of the field by taking courses in multiple fields.

      • 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

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      MA students work closely with a faculty advisor, especially on the final MA paper. They take courses with PhD students in the department and participate in the rich intellectual life of the department and NSSR. The degree prepares them for PhD study in the field or for careers in policymaking, activism, NGOs, law, and beyond.

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