There is no typical Milano School student. The Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) welcomes applicants of all ages from all walks of life, including working professionals in related fields, career changers, and recent college graduates. The only prerequisite to apply is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Accepted students who have completed relevant graduate-level courses at this or another college or university may be able to transfer up to nine credits to the GPIA. Accepted students with at least five years' professional experience in a related field may be enrolled in the Master of Science track; all others will be enrolled in the Master of Arts track.
We want to get to know you: You are invited to set up an informal,
informational one-on-one session with one of our admission counselors.
It is an opportunity for you to share your passions and goals and learn
more about our program.
All application materials must be
received in the Office of Admission by the deadline date for priority
Rolling admission takes place after the final deadline on a case-by-case basis.
The Office of Graduate Admission is available to you during the
application process. You are encouraged to email the Admission Liaison, Anita Christian, at email@example.com with any questions during your application process.
Plan ahead to meet the application deadline. It takes time for supporting documents such as official transcripts and reference letters to reach The New School. Your application will not be reviewed until all the required documents have been received by the Office of Admission.
All applicants (except readmit, nondegree, and visiting) are required to use the online application. The application fee and most supporting documents can be submitted online with the application form. The online application form includes detailed instructions. You can also download the instructions.
Students who wish to take courses without matriculating (non-degree/visiting) and former students seeking readmission must contact the Office of Admission for application instructions.
A complete International Affairs application includes the following items:
Any supporting documents not submitted online can be mailed to the Office of Admission accompanied by an application materials cover sheet.
Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript, mark sheet, or academic record for each institution (even if they didn’t receive a degree) in the Educational Background section of the online application.
The New School reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process. Any fraudulent activity or discrepancies found between uploaded and official transcripts will result in the immediate revocation of admission and/or dismissal from The New School. Transcripts uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial.
Applicants offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts (as well as official certified translations and evaluations of the transcripts/mark sheets and degree certifications if the degree was earned outside of the United States) to The New School. Admitted applicants must submit all official transcripts pertaining to their entire academic career.
Your offer of admission will be contingent upon the receipt and verification of these official documents. New students will not be permitted to register for their second semester of study until all official transcripts (including degree awarding transcripts) have been received by the Office of Graduate Admission. Transcripts uploaded with the online application do not satisfy this requirement.
Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission for questions about transfer requirements.
Official transcripts should have an original signature or a raised university seal, and must be in a sealed envelope that has been signed or stamped by the issuing university’s registrar or records office. Applicants can either send official transcripts with an Application Materials Cover Sheet or request that institutions send transcripts directly to The New School. See “Mailing Address for Supplemental Materials” in the Contact Us box for our mailing address.
The New School accepts electronic transcripts only from our approved vendors. The New School’s approved vendors in order of preference are
We do not accept electronic transcripts sent directly by a student or school offices. Note: All international academic credentials must be submitted as indicated in the International Academic Credentials sections below.
All transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English language translation.
See special requirements for transcript evaluation.
See special requirements for English language proficiency.
Visit the Registrar website for tuition and fees, and Student Financial Services for estimated additional costs of attendance. Speak to an admission counselor if you are concerned about costs. The New School will work with you to help you finance your graduate program. All accepted students are automatically considered for New School merit-based scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.
All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are considered for loans and grants based on need. (The New School's federal school code is 002780.) You do not have to wait for an admission decision to apply for federal aid.
Veterans and active members of the U.S. armed forces may be eligible to have their tuition, fees, and other costs of attendance paid by the U.S. Veterans Administration—see Military Benefits.
Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance, which includes detailed information and instructions about financial aid, housing, tuition and fees, student visas (for nonresidents of the United States), and other matters.
All materials submitted in association with the application for admission become the property of The New School and cannot be returned to you or transmitted to a third party.
In any given term, a student may apply to only one department or program within The New School. Applicants who file more than one application in a given semester will be required to withdraw one of the applications, and application fees will not be refunded.
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