12 months
1710 USD/credit
1710 USD/credit
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The Master of Science (MS) in International Affairs from The New School draw from programs across The New School in fields such as social research, design, and media.

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The MS in International Affairs from The New School  combines two core courses and two module selections (spanning five classes) with a range of electives and opportunities for social research and hands-on experience.

The program

The MS program modules draw from programs across The New School in fields such as social research, design, and media. Students customize their course of study by choosing one of the Subject Modules through which students gain in-depth, substantive knowledge of a particular thematic area of professional interest. In tandem, you choose one of the Critical Tools and Analysis Modules to develop distinctive applied skills as preparation for specific professional careers. 

There are dozens of potential module combinations. Examples of strategic pairings, just to name a few, include:

  • Humanitarianism + Geographic Information Systems

  • Global Advocacy + Media Production

  • Cities and Sustainable Development + Community and Engagement and Participation

  • Development Policy + Economic Analysis

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Global Flows
  • Theories, Histories, and Practices of Development
  • Critical Tools and Analysis Module
  • Capstone Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
Fall Priority Deadline: January 15


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
68 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Résumé
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Writing Sample
  • GRE and GMAT Test Information

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1710 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1710 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1710 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1710 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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