Lang

Academics

BA/BFA and BA/MA

  • BA/BFA Pathway

    The New School’s  BA/BFA pathway (called BAFA for short) is designed for students who want a comprehensive education in liberal arts and music or the arts. Students who are interested in this pathway must apply to complete the five-year curriculum (168-180 credits, depending on the chosen majors), which leads to the award of both a BA from Eugene Lang College and a BFA from either Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts. Students who choose to pursue this pathway receive careful advisement to ensure that they meet the requirements of both degrees.

    To pursue the BA/BFA pathway, students must be admitted to both colleges (Eugene Lang College and either Parsons School of Design or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts). Students may apply during the initial application to The New School or after having completed up to one year of study at Eugene Lang College, Parsons School of Design, or the School of Jazz at the College of Performing Arts.​

    Double Majors, Double Minors, and Double Concentrations

    Lang students can double major, double minor, and double concentrate. Learn more about these curricular options.

    Bachelor's-Master's Program

    Who Is Eligible?

    Current Students: You can participate if you are pursuing a bachelor's degree in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students or at Eugene Lang College. If you are a transfer student who meets the program requirements, you can begin taking master’s-level courses in your first semester.

    In addition, you should have:

    • Completed, or be in the process of completing, 60 credits toward a bachelor's degree
    • Earned a minimum GPA of 3.3
    • Completed, or be in the process of completing, four undergraduate courses relevant to your desired area of graduate study in which you earned a grade of 3.0 or higher

    Benefits

    • Access to graduate courses as an undergraduate student
    • Graduate school application fee waived
    • GRE requirement waived
    • Time saved (up to 12 to 18 graduate credits, depending on the master’s program)
    • Tuition saved (up to $27,360, depending on the master’s program)

    Apply Now (Current New School Students)

    To apply, fill out an application.

    Application Deadlines (Current New School Students)

    For fall admission: February 10
    For spring admission: September 25

    Approved Bachelor's-Master's Program Pairings

    Undergraduate Major Graduate Major
    Anthropology (BA)
    Anthropology (MA)
    Anthropology (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    The Arts (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Culture and Media (BA) Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism (MA) 
    Culture and Media (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Culture and Media (BA) Media Studies (MA)
    Economics (BA) Economics (MA/MS)
    Environmental Studies (BA or BS) Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS)
    Global Studies (BA) Anthropology (MA)
    Global Studies (BA) Historical Studies (MA)
    Global Studies (BA) International Affairs (MA)
    Global Studies (BA) Media Studies (MA)
    Global Studies (BA)
    Politics (MA)
    History (BA) Historical Studies (MA)
    Journalism + Design (BA)
    Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Anthropology (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Design Studies (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Economics (MA or MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS)
    Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA) Fashion Studies (MA) - fall admit only
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Historical Studies (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) International Affairs (MA or MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Media Studies (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Nonprofit Management (MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Organizational Change Management (MS)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Philosophy (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Politics (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Psychology (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Sociology (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
    Liberal Arts (BA or BS) Urban Policy Analysis and Management (MS)
    Literary Studies (BA) Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism (MA) 
    Literary Studies (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Philosophy (BA) Liberal Studies (MA)
    Philosophy (BA) Philosophy (MA)
    Politics (BA) Politics (MA)
    Psychology (BA) Psychology (MA)
    Sociology (BA)
    Liberal Studies (MA)
    Sociology (BA) Sociology (MA)
    Urban Studies (BA) 
    Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (MS)
    Urban Studies (BA) Urban Policy Analysis and Management (MS)
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