• Students come to The New School to challenge convention and create positive change. If you're ready to acquire the skills and experience you'll need to shape our complex world, we hope you'll apply for one of our master's, PhD, or advanced certificate programs.

    Each of our programs has unique application requirements. We’ve created instructional videos to assist you in preparing the various elements of your application file. If you have additional questions about requirements for your college of interest, please email [email protected] to be connected to a member of our graduate team.

    How to Apply

    1. Select your college. Not sure which program at The New School is right for you? Explore your options.
    2. Follow the specific application instructions. Once you've selected your program, review its application instructions and requirements.
    3. Complete the application for your intended degree. All applicants to MA, MS, MFA, MArch, MPS, MM, and PhD degree programs; professional studies diploma programs; and graduate certificate programs should submit The New School’s Online Application
    4. Check your application status. Log in to your Admission Hub to check the status of your application materials. Applications become complete and ready for review once all required items have been received by the Office of Admission. Allow at least ten days from the date you submitted your application for the application materials checklist to appear. After reviewing your checklist in the Admission Hub, follow up with schools and recommenders to confirm that your transcripts, recommendations, and other materials have been sent to us.

    Application Instructions

    Application Fee Waivers

    The New School can provide application fee waivers for international and domestic students with demonstrated financial hardship that makes paying the application fee burdensome. The online admission application allows applicants to provide information regarding their personal situation and indicate the need for a fee waiver. Once you begin your admission application, you'll have the option to pursue this process.

    In addition, The New School provides application fee waivers for applicants applying with affiliation with select organizations (e.g., IIE or Fulbright and Peace Corps). Applicants are prompted to indicate this information in the online application.

    Additional Resources

    Former New School students applying for readmission to their former program should apply as reapplicants through the Graduate Application. Students seeking readmission to a degree program must first confirm that their program is still active and that they are meeting time limit requirements (if applicable) before completing this application.

    Currently enrolled New School graduate students who are making a request to add a graduate certificate to their current degree program should apply through the Internal Application.

    Graduate students interested in applying as visiting or exchange students should email their admission representatives. Selected programs allow for visiting graduate students.

  • Tips From Our Team

    Our admissions team has created this collection of short how-to videos to help guide you through the process of preparing a successful graduate degree application.

  • 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.