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  • Online Programs and Courses

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  • Online learning at Parsons is designed to offer you a personalized, faculty-led, collaborative experience focused on your academic, professional, and personal goals. You benefit from the convenience of studying on your own schedule on a state-of-the-art online platform while instructors engage and guide your progress every step of the way.

  • Online Degree Programs

    The following master’s degree programs can be completed partly or fully online. Learn more about these programs, which allow you to complete coursework at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.

    There are also many individual courses available online for degree students.

    Online Courses and Certificates

    Our online courses and certificates reflect the latest developments in a diverse landscape of rapidly changing industries. These continuing and professional education opportunities are taught by industry-leading professionals who bring the best of New York City’s innovative culture to the online classroom.

    Most online courses meet asynchronously — which means that you can read materials, engage in discussions, watch videos, and participate in projects, blogs, and more any time of the day or night.

    Noncredit Online Certificates - Explore by Area of Study

    Online Courses

    Technical Requirements

    Wondering about the technical requirements for accessing our online courses? The New School utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System and occasionally the Zoom video-conferencing platform for online classes. For further technical requirements in a specific course, instructors will provide relevant information in course syllabi. Since flexibility is key to our online courses, all that students will need to access coursework is a modern computer with a webcam and a stable internet connection. With these, students may participate fully in a course wherever in the world they may be. Many course elements may even be engaged from a smart-phone. To view specific technical requirements please reference these pages:

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


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.