The New School for Social Research is rooted in a legacy of theoretically informed, historically grounded scholarship. We offer rigorous graduate programs in the social sciences and humanities that go beyond mainstream thought. The New School’s diverse community further enriches students’ education. This university is home to world-renowned scholars, practitioners, and innovators who open minds and doors to civically engaged inquiry and opportunities.
A recent documentary explores the life and achievements of Alvin Johnson, a founder and the first president of The New School.
NSSR launches the Graduate Institute for Design, Ethnography, and Social Thought (GIDEST) and the Institute for Critical Social Inquiry (ICSI).
Gain a deep understanding of contemporary publishing, intellectual writing, and the possibilities opened up by emerging technologies and media.
Recently, a number of NSSR Anthropology, Sociology, and Economics students have received widely recognized awards to support their research.