Master of Philosophy Program
The New School for Social Research offers the degree of master of philosophy in the departments of Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, and Sociology. With the permission of the department chair, the degree will be conferred upon a registered student who has fulfilled satisfactorily all the requirements of the department for the PhD except the dissertation and dissertation proposal defense. In departments where the MPhil degree is offered, registered students in satisfactory academic standing who have fulfilled the requirements for the MPhil can petition for the degree and receive it en route to the PhD. Students cannot be readmitted or reenrolled for the purpose of receiving the MPhil. Students who were enrolled at The New School for Social Research in Fall 2001 or subsequently are eligible to apply for the MPhil.