The New School for Social Research (NSSR) is a graduate institution in the
heart of New York City. It generates progressive scholarship and
provides historically grounded education in the social sciences and
philosophy. With more than
75 full-time faculty members, its nine
and interdisciplinary committees offer master’s and doctoral degrees to
800 graduate students from 70 countries. The New School’s diverse community, urban setting, and
cross-disciplinary centers at the intersection of social theory, policy, and design foster a distinctive graduate community. NSSR, part of The New School, is home to world-renowned scholars, practitioners, and innovators who open minds and doors to civically engaged inquiry. We invite you to learn more about opportunities to pursue social research to engage with and improve the world.
In fall 2017, read about new faculty, new books, student research, alumni success stories, and more.
Applications are now open! Read about our departments, merit scholarships, interdisciplinary centers, and more.
Public Seminar is an extension of The New School’s legendary General Seminar, founded by the original University in Exile scholars. Through it, we are creating a public seminar for the 21st century.
Sociology associate professor Rachel Sherman investigates the anxieties of the affluent and wealth inequality in the United States.