• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

With individualized advising and mentoring from faculty in the department, students specialize in one of the four departmental fields (political theory, American politics, comparative politics, or global politics) and complete two substantial research papers.

The MA in Politics from The New School prepares graduates for academic and professional careers in diverse fields, including government, NGOs, law, consulting, journalism, or further study and research at the doctoral level. Entering students work with an individual faculty advisor. 

This advisor, together with the departmental student advisor, introduces them to the curriculum as a whole and helps them to formulate the program that best suits their interests and needs.

Continuation to a PhD

Students in the Politics MA program can apply to enter the PhD program after completing 18 credits at The New School for Social Research and should definitely apply by the time they have completed 27 credits.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MA Seminar: Contested Concepts
  • Freedom By Design: An Introduction to Modernity
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Race and Capitalism
  • The State and Market in China

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Spring Application Deadlines

    • Priority Deadline: October 15, rolling after that date

    Fall Application Deadlines

    • Fellowship Deadline: January 7

    • International Applicant Deadline: June 15

    • Final Deadline for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents: August 1

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Personal Essays
  • Writing Sample
  • Résumé
  • Tests and Test Scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2260 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2260 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2260 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2260 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Applicants for graduate school who are seeking financial aid should notify their prospective academic department early in the application process. Graduate students are automatically considered for university merit-based scholarships and fellowships as part of the admission process. Note however: For U.S. citizens and permanent residents, limited scholarship funds are usually combined with government supported grants and loans in a financial aid package, so applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Graduate students are notified of their scholarship awards soon after their admission in a letter from either their academic program or Student Financial Services.

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