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  • Online Programs

  • Online programs at The New School are designed to offer a personalized, faculty-led, collaborative experience that focuses on students’ academic, professional, and personal goals. Students benefit from the convenience of studying on their own schedule on a state-of-the-art online platform while instructors engage and guide their progress every step of the way.

    Online Academic Programs

    Several degree and graduate certificate programs offered by colleges and departments across The New School can be completed online, on campus, or through a combination of online and on-campus study — even within the same semester. Learn more about these programs, which allow you to complete coursework at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.

    Online Courses and Certificates

    Our online courses and certificates reflect the latest developments in a diverse landscape of rapidly changing industries. Offered through Open Campus, the university’s portal to continuing and professional education, our classes are taught by industry-leading professionals who bring the best of New York City’s innovative culture to the online classroom. Most online courses meet asynchronously — which means you can read materials, engage in discussions, watch videos, and participate in projects, blogs, and more any time of the day or night.

    Explore online courses

    Learn more about online certificates

      Technical Requirements

      Wondering about the technical requirements for accessing our online courses? The New School utilizes the Canvas Learning Management System and, occasionally, the Zoom video-conferencing platform for online classes. For further technical requirements in a specific course, instructors will provide relevant information in course syllabi. Since flexibility is key to our online courses, all that students will need to access coursework is a modern computer with webcam and a stable internet connection. With these, students may participate fully in a course wherever in the world they may be. Many course elements may even be engaged from a smart-phone. To view specific technical requirements please reference these pages:

    • Take The Next Step

    Submit your application


    To apply to any of our undergraduate programs (except the Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs) complete and submit the Common App online.

    Undergraduate Adult Learners

    To apply to any of our Bachelor's Program for Adults and Transfer Students and Parsons Associate of Applied Science programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.


    To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.