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 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 the fit of our program.
All application materials must be
received in the Office of Admission by the deadline date for priority
Rolling Admission is after the final deadline and evaluated 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, Sharon
Greenidge, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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, non degree, 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. For your convenience, you can also download the instructions (PDF).
Students who wish to take courses without matriculating (nondegree/visiting) and former students seeking readmission must contact the Office of Admission for application instructions.
A complete International Affairs application includes:
Any supporting documents not submitted online can be mailed to the Office of Admission accompanied by the Materials Cover Sheet.
See special requirements for English language proficiency and transcript evaluation.
Go to Registrar for current tuition tables and Student Financial Services for estimated other 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.
A decision to admit is always contingent upon the student's successful completion of any current studies and the receipt of a final transcript by the Admission Committee. An official final transcript must be on record before a student begins classes.
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.
Students who wish to apply to more than one graduate degree program at
The New School must call the office of admission for instructions:
212.229.5150 or toll free at 800.292.3040.
72 5th Ave., 3rd Floor (Map)
New York, NY email@example.com
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.862.5039
International Affairs Program66 West 12th St., 6th Floor (Map)
New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
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