The New School

The New School in New York City is the only comprehensive university where a world-renowned design school, Parsons, joins a liberal arts college, a performing arts college, and many programs and graduate schools including The New School for Social Research to seek out new ways to create a more just, more beautiful, and better-designed world.

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (7)
Humanities (2)
Education & Training (1)



In 1919, a few great minds imagined a school that would rethink the purpose of higher learning. The New School was the result.


The New School offers more than 135 undergraduate and graduate degrees, minors, certificates, and continuing education programs. Use the filters below to find the program that's right for you.

You can also search the course catalog for individual offerings or browse the continuing education catalogs. If you'd like more information, an admission counselor would be happy to help.


Recognizing the important role of research within The New School community and its impacts that extend beyond campus, the university is committed to supporting faculty, staff and students in their research and creative and professional practice.

The Office of Research Support (ORS) is organized into two main areas: Grants and Sponsored Projects and Research Integrity and Compliance.


The New School is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promises diversity and tolerance in all areas of employment, education and access to its educational, artistic or cultural programs and activities.

The New School does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, sex or gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, religious practices, mental or physical disability, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, veteran status, marital or partnership status, or any other legally protected status.

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Student services

Our International Student and Scholar Services staff is dedicated to supporting your endeavors and ensuring your success at The New School. We look forward to meeting you. We provide both immigration advice and cultural support in a welcoming and friendly environment. We want The New School to be your home away from home.

We are here to help you meet the challenge of stepping outside the boundaries of the world you know as you interact with other students and members of the university community.

Housing services

When you choose to live in student housing, you can expect to encounter new challenges, meet new friends, and basically have a good time while in college. We certainly want you to experience all those things, but student housing offers even more benefits.

The mission of Student Housing is to enhance your learning experience by building residential communities that support your academic and personal growth. We provide secure and supportive environments that can ease the transition from home to college. Through shared experiences and activities, you will discover and appreciate differences, learn to live more independently, and experience personal growth at an important time in your life.

Library services

The New School Libraries & Archives provides access to collections, services and spaces sufficient in quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of The New School.

Together, these collections, services and spaces support The New School’s interdisciplinary approach to education and offer an excellent starting place for research.

Medical services

The Student Health Insurance Plan is an integral part of the university's goal of promoting the well-being of our students. All eligible students are automatically charged the health fees and enrolled in the health insurance plan at registration.

Student Life

Campus life

The New School is a legendary progressive university in New York City. From the start, we've aspired to be open to dissenting opinions and the avant-garde in scholarship and the arts.

Students from around the world come to Greenwich Village and The New School to participate in an intellectual life of critical analysis and experimentation.

Learning is driven by discussion in classes led by faculty known for their creative, interdisciplinary approach to problem solving.

Visit and engage with The New School, find more information, and apply for one of our rigorous, selective programs in art and design, social science, liberal arts, management and public policy, media, or performing arts.

Sports facilities

The Department of Athletics and Recreation offers students opportunities to take part in physical exercise and sports while meeting new people, enjoying social interaction, and building community. We design programs and activities for students at all levels of experience, ability, knowledge, and interest. We also help our student staff members develop leadership and professional abilities.

We Offer:
  • Varsity athletics (soccer, basketball, cross-country track, tennis)
  • Group fitness classes (yoga, Pilates, Zumba, dance, and others)
  • Outdoor adventure activities (hiking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, and others)
  • Intramural sports (organized team sports)

Student clubs

We encourage you to get involved in university-recognized student organizations. It is a rewarding experience that helps you grow - socially and in areas of leadership - while establishing lifelong friendships.

Degree-seeking students have an opportunity to join any of our 50+ student organizations or create one of their own.

Student Groups:
  • Pre-Professional and Academic Interest
  • Political Action and Advocacy
  • International Interest
  • Art, Music, and Performance
  • Social and Special Interest
  • Faith-Based, Religious, Spiritual Interest


The New School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. MSCHE is a regional accreditor and federally recognized body. The New School has been accredited by MSCHE since 1960. All degree programs at the New York City campus of The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education.

New York City, New York, United States