• Accreditation

  • The New School is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 216.284.5000). MSCHE is a regional accreditor and federally recognized body. The New School has been accredited by MSCHE since 1960. All degree programs at the New York City campus of The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12234; 518.474.1551). Both NYSED and MSCHE provide assurance to students, parents, and all stakeholders that The New School meets clear quality standards for educational and financial performance.

    Parsons Paris is a registered branch campus of The New School and is accredited by MSCHE and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; 703.437.0700). In addition, Parsons Paris has the authorization of the French Ministry of Education to operate in France.

    The appropriate professional educational agency or board accredits professional curricula at The New School. Accrediting agencies of individual programs are listed below:

    • Parsons School of Design has been accredited by NASAD since 1966.
    • The BBA in Design and Management meets NASAD standards for the Bachelor of Arts—Four Years: Design and Management. It is registered as a Bachelor of Business Administration through NYSED and is listed as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Design and Management by The New School.
    • The master’s program in architecture has been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board since 1994.
    • The doctoral clinical psychology program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association since 1981.
    • The master’s program in urban policy analysis and management has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, formerly the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration, since 1988.
  • Take The Next Step

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Undergraduates

To apply to any of our Bachelor's programs (Except the Bachelor's Program for Adult Transfer Students) complete and submit the Common App online.

Graduates and Adult Learners

To apply to any of our Master's, Doctural, Professional Studies Diploma, Graduate Certificate, or Associate's programs, or to apply to the Bachelor's Program for Adult and Transfer Students, complete and submit the New School Online Application.

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