• Innovative Online Learning

    The New School offers innovative online degrees, certificates, and individual courses to qualified adult students all over the world. Our online classes are designed and taught by New School faculty members to replicate the interaction and community that students value in our on-campus classes.

    Convenience and Flexibility

    The typical New School online class meets asynchronously—which means you can read materials, post responses, watch videos, and participate in discussions, blogs, wikis, and more anytime of the day or night. You don't have to be online at the same time as your classmates or your professor. Whenever you log in to your online classroom, you are "in class."

    More than 200 online classes taught by New School professors are available annually, and some can be taken for degree credit or on a noncredit basis.

    Academic Excellence

    Online courses are offered in many areas of study for which the university is well known, including digital design, English language studies, fine arts, graphic design, humanities, interior design, fashion marketing and merchandising, management, media studies and film, social sciences, and writing.

    Online classes are similar to the university's on-site classes—which are typically small in size and big on discussion. The seminar-style of teaching translates especially well to the Web, where every student can participate with ease.

    All online courses are drawn from the university's curriculum and are designed to integrate with your program of study, so any online classes you take for degree credit can be applied to your program. And you might even have the same professor or classmates online that you would have on campus.

    Advancing Online Learning

    The New School began offering online courses and programs in 1994 with the support of grants from FIPSE, ATT, Citibank, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Crain's New York Business wrote that The New School's online program was fast becoming a national model.

    Accredited Programs

    The New School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 216.284.5000). MSCHE is a regional accreditor and federally recognized body. The New School has been accredited by MSCHE since 1960. All degree programs at the New York City campus of The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234; 518.474.1551). Both NYSED and MSCHE provide assurance to students, parents, and all stakeholders that The New School meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance. For more information, visit Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations.

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