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    Study with leading scholars and public intellectuals committed to expanding the boundaries of social thought, in one of the world’s hubs of scholarship and culture, New York City.

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    Ground your academic study in theoretical frameworks, empirical research, and critical engagement with today's most pressing social issues.

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    Participate in academic exploration, conduct research, and engage in dialogue with leading thinkers as you reframe local and global challenges at our centers and institutes.

  • Progressive since our founding, The New School for Social Research has upheld The New School's legendary tradition of challenging orthodoxy.

    Our graduate programs in the social sciences, philosophy, and history foster a rigorous environment of engaged academic scholarship and public discourse. Study alongside prominent faculty to shape the intellectual future of the school and the entire university, and be a force of new thought, knowledge, and ideas in the world.

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  • Now accepting applications for fall 2021

    All applicants are eligible for merit-based scholarships. More than 90 percent of new full-time master’s degree students receive merit scholarships, averaging 49 percent of the cost of tuition. 

    Fall 2021 final deadline: August 1 


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  • Leaders in their fields of study, our faculty shape public debate, advance academic research, and push the boundaries of social sciences, philosophy, and history around the world..

  • Participate in scholarly exploration at our centers and institutes. Alongside faculty, engage in interdisciplinary research, participate in policy debates, and dialogue with thought leaders to reframe the way you approach problems and develop solutions.

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    At NSSR, critical thinkers from around the world break new ground, challenge the status quo, and reshape contemporary thought to address urgent social and political problems. Explore their work.

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