24 months
2260 USD/credit 33900 USD/year
2260 USD/credit 33900 USD/year
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The MA in Sociology from The New School is a 30-credit program providing students with a thorough grounding in the historical, theoretical, and methodological development of sociology and gives students the tools to apply this knowledge in the world around them.

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The MA in Sociology  from The New School prepares graduates for academic and professional careers in diverse fields, including government, NGOs, media, consulting, 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 interested in applying to the PhD program must do the following:

  • Pass the MA examination with either Pass or High Pass
  • Submit a PhD entrance portfolio (academic transcript, writing sample, entrance application, a completed Internal PhD Admission Form, description of research interests, emails from two faculty members from the Sociology Department sponsoring the applicant)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • At least 24 credits must be taken in courses offered by the Sociology department. Courses offered by other departments of The New School for Social Research that are cross-listed in Sociology may be used to meet the 18 required Sociology credits. Many cross-listed courses have prerequisites. 
  • The course instructor and the chair of the department or committee offering a course will determine whether a Sociology student meets the prerequisites and can be admitted to the course in question. Courses that are not cross-listed in Sociology may only be taken as electives.

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


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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 Your Application Fee
  • Submit Required Essays
  • Submit Your Résumé or CV
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Submit Official Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    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.

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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