24 months
2260 USD/credit 67800 USD/year
2260 USD/credit 67800 USD/year
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The PhD in Philosophy is designed for students who have completed the Philosophy MA at The New School for Social Research or a comparable master's degree from another university.


The Philosophy phd program from The New School provides maximum flexibility, enabling graduates to develop the highest level of competence in their chosen field of scholarly specialization.

Key Features 

  • PhD candidates must earn 30 credits in addition to the 30 credits taken in the Philosophy MA program, for a total of 60 credits. 
  • Transfer students who already have an MA in philosophy (or its equivalent) from another institution may be assigned credit for all or part of their previous graduate studies up to a maximum of 30 credits.

Programme Structure

  • Of the 60 total credits required to earn the PhD in Philosophy, a student must complete 48 credits in philosophy courses, and up to 12 credits in fields other than philosophy.
  • Of the 48 philosophy credits, the student must earn at least 15 credits in philosophy seminars.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Application
  • Submit Your Application Fee
  • Submit Required Essays
  • Submit Your Résumé or CV
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • Our Mailing Address
  • Submit an Academic Writing Sample
  • Submit TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo English Test

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    67800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2260 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    67800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2260 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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