The New School for Social Research


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    Contact the Admission Office to arrange a visit or to ask about the application process, courses, faculty, and extracurricular programs. You can also ask to speak with a current student enrolled in your area of interest.

    Admission Deadlines:

    Spring Term: October 15 (applications accepted only for MA, MS, and Certificate admission)
    Fall Term: Applicants who wish to be considered for full funding must complete their application by January 15. Applications completed after January 15 will be considered for admission and partial scholarships on a rolling basis. Fall term domestic applicants should complete the application no later than August 1. Fall term international applicants should complete the application no later than June 1 to allow sufficient time to apply for a student visa.

    *We are no longer accepting PhD applications for fall 2016 term entry. The online application for fall 2017 term entry will be available in September 2016.

    Office of Admission

    Admission Staff
    Dana Messinger, Director,
    Henry Watkin, Associate Director,
    Josh Kraemer, Assistant Director,

    Visiting Admission
    The Welcome Center is your first stop for all in-person admission services, including individual admission advising, campus tours, and information sessions. The Welcome Center is located at 72 Fifth Avenue on the corner of 13th Street. 

    If you would like to meet for individual admission advising, please contact the Graduate Admission Office to schedule an appointment at 212.229.5150 or Admission staff are available 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday.

    For the spring 2016 semester, we will have walk-in hours at the Welcome Center from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We also offer Graduate Program Campus Tours, which are held at 2:00 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays, and 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the university is open. You are encouraged to make an individual appointment or attend one of our upcoming information sessions. Please call or email our office if you would like to schedule an appointment outside of the times mentioned above or with a specific counselor.