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The New School

24 months
2260 USD/credit 33900 USD/year
2260 USD/credit 33900 USD/year
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The MA in Philosophy from The New School is a 30 credit program providing students with advanced training in the history of philosophy and in central areas of current philosophical inquiry. The program offers an optional specialized minor in Psychoanalysis.

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The MA in Philosophy from The New School prepares graduates for academic and professional careers and for further study and research at the doctoral level.

Continuation to a PhD

In order to be admitted to the PhD program, students must:

  • Complete 18 credits and have no incomplete coursework
  • Achieve a minimum grade point average of 3.7 in their coursework
  • Take and pass an oral examination in two or more of the required five topic areas designated

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • To earn the MA in Philosophy, a student must complete a total of 30 credits with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • 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

  • Non-degree and Readmit Deadline: November 1


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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.
  • Complete Application
  • Submit Your Application Fee
  • 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

    33900 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 2260 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    33900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2260 USD per credit during 24 months.

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1819 - 3968 USD /month
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