The Master of Arts degree is awarded for completion of 42 credits, including a master's thesis. A maximum of six credits of graduate-level coursework may be transferred from another institution. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average
and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.
Uniquely located in the progressive learning environment of Parsons School of Design and The New School, students have access to elective courses across design studies, the humanities and social sciences, so they can tailor their study program to
individual research interests and goals.
The MA Fashion Studies program offers two pathways, in fashion curation and fashion writing, enabling students to gain a deeper knowledge of fashion curation and archival practice or fashion writing through a series of electives offered by the program and throughout The New School.
Students also have the opportunity to spend a second-year semester in the Fashion Studies MA program at Parsons Paris, where they have direct access to some
of the most prominent fashion and textiles collections in France through the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Palais Galliera, and the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.
Interested students can also explore paths throughout the university by completing the Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies, designed to promote intellectual collaboration on issues of
gender and sexuality in a variety of disciplines.
For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.