12 months
2260 USD/credit 67800 USD/year
2260 USD/credit 67800 USD/year
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The 30-credit  Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA program at The New School  surveys traditional forms of book and magazine publishing while exploring the possibilities of new media, placing an emphasis on unorthodox and forward-looking forms. 

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The program

 Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism MA program at The New School  is aimed at a variety of students: writers and reporters who dream of becoming the next Susan Sontag or Glenn Greenwald; graphic designers who aspire to bring writing, editing, and criticism into their practices; and editors who dream of starting a new intellectual quarterly to follow in the footsteps of affiliated faculty like Jonathan Baskin, the founder of The Point.

CPCJ broadens the lens of traditional journalism programs with its emphasis on design, contemporary print and digital publishing practices, and genres of cultural criticism, long-form creative nonfiction, and reflective writing that is deeply informed by rigorous critical theory and research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Freedom by Design
  • Truth, Deception, and Self-Deception in Politics and Journalism
  • Cultural Criticism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • MA, MS, and Graduate Certificate Applicants:
  • Full Fellowship Deadline: January 7
  • Second Deadline: May 5
  • Final Deadline: August 1
  • Non-degree and Readmit Deadline: August 1
  • MA, MS, and Graduate Certificate Applicants Only:
  • Priority Deadline: November 1; rolling after that date


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Our programs welcome applicants from all walks of life, from recent college graduates to graduate students, working professionals to career changers. We engage in a holistic review of each application.
  • Submit Required Essays
  • Submit Your Résumé or CV
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Submit Official Transcripts
  • Our Mailing Address
  • Submit an Academic Writing Sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    67800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2260 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    67800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2260 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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