Social and Cultural Analysis

New York University

12 months
22272 USD/year
22272 USD/year
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The Masters of Arts degree in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University requires the completion of 30 points, of which at least 22 must be within SCA. No more than 6 points may be transferred from other graduates schools.


To qualify for the M.A. degree, students must write a thesis at the conclusion of their final semester of coursework. By the beginning of the second semester students should select their thesis project advisor and confirm topic choice with advisor. 

By the end of the second semester of the Masters of Arts degree in Social and Cultural Analysis from New York University students should submit a Thesis Proposal with summer research plan and chapters outlined. A first draft of the thesis should be submitted no later than two months into intended term of graduation (ex. Nov. for January graduates; March for May graduates). 

A final draft (approved by the advisor and a second reader) is due no later than two weeks prior to graduation deadline. The MA thesis should be based upon original research and should approximately 40 to 60 pages in length and determined in consultation with your thesis advisor.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • American Studies Seminar
  • The Art of Research
  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11136 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    22272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11136 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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Social and Cultural Analysis
New York University