Students can specialize in one subfield of politics — political theory, comparative politics, global politics, or American politics — or they can gain a broader understanding of the field by taking courses in multiple fields.
MA students work closely with a faculty advisor, especially on the final MA paper. They take courses with PhD students in the department and participate in the rich intellectual life of the department and NSSR. The degree prepares them for PhD study in the field or for careers in policymaking, activism, NGOs, law, and beyond.
Continuation to a PhD
Students in the Politics MA program at The New School 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.
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- Required for all MA candidates in the first year, the First Year Seminar is designed to introduce students to the work of the faculty in the Politics department, who give guest lectures in the course and whose work students read.
- Through these interactions, students come to understand contending concepts and core approaches in analyzing politics.
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Deadline passed, National
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before
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
DisciplinesPolitical Science View 246 other Masters in Political Science in United States
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of Recommendation
- Academic Writing Sample
- GRE and GMAT Test Information
International2265 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2265 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National2265 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 2265 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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