The PhD provides maximum flexibility, enabling graduates to develop the highest level of competence in their chosen field of scholarly specialization.
- All Politics PhD students at The New School are required to complete methods training in order to become conversant in methodological themes and debates in their field of study.
- Each student’s primary faculty advisor suggests and approves methods training most appropriate to the student’s project or trajectory of study.
To earn the PhD in Politics, a student must complete and pass the following:
- 30 credits of coursework beyond the MA, including the PhD Seminar (GPOL 7300) and field seminars in the student's choice of major and minor fields
- Methods training appropriate to the student's project and trajectory of study
- A language requirement
- Written exams in two fields (political theory, comparative politics, global politics, or American politics)
- An oral defense of a PhD dissertation proposal
- A dissertation
- An oral defense of the dissertation
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
Fall Application Deadlines
Fellowship Deadline: January 7
International Applicant Deadline: June 15
Final Deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: August 1
DisciplinesHistory Public Policy Political Science View 41 other PhDs in History in United States
- Admission Requirements: International applicants are required to follow all admission procedures for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please pay special attention to the transcript requirements for applicants with foreign credentials.
- Transcripts: Review the admission procedures for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please pay special attention to the transcript requirements for applicants with foreign credentials.
- TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE: A TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score is not required for applicants whose primary language is English or who have earned a four-year degree from a U.S. college/university or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction.
International67800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2260 USD per credit during 24 months.
National67800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2260 USD per credit during 24 months.
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