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  • We’re here to guide you through the New School application process. Many students and their communities have been affected by natural disasters this year. If you're among those who have been affected and have questions or concerns about deadline extensions, fee waivers, or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact us with requests for support and flexibility. If you have any questions, please email our Admission counselors at [email protected].

    Each of our graduate programs has unique application requirements for the application process, such as auditions, portfolio submissions, or essays. Our Office of Admission has created helpful videos to assist you in preparing the various elements of your application file. 

    Steps to Apply: Graduate

    Step 1: Select Your Program
    Learn more about our graduate programs to determine your program of interest.

    Step 2: General Application
    Use The New School’s Online Application to apply for all MA, MS, MFA, MArch, MPS, MM, and PhD degrees; professional studies diplomas; and graduate certificate programs.

    Step 3: Program Application
    Use the links below to navigate to the application instructions for your program.

    Step 4: Check your application status.
    Log in to your Admission Hub to check the status of your application materials. Applications become complete and ready for review once all required items have been received by the Office of Admission. Allow at least ten days from the date you submitted your application for the application materials checklist to appear. After reviewing your checklist in the Admission Hub, follow up with schools and recommenders to confirm that your transcripts, recommendations, and other materials have been sent.

    Parsons School of Design

    College of Performing Arts

    The New School for Social Research

    Schools of Public Engagement

    Creative Writing Program

    Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs

    Milano School of Policy, Management, and Environment

    School of Media Studies

    Parsons Paris

    Application Fee Waivers

    The New School can provide application fee waivers for international and domestic students who have a demonstrated financial hardship that makes paying the application fee burdensome. The online admission application allows applicants to provide information regarding their personal situation and indicate the need for a fee waiver. Once you begin your admission application, you'll have the option to pursue this process.

    In addition, The New School provides application fee waivers for applicants applying with affiliation with select organizations (e.g., IIE or Fulbright and Peace Corps). Applicants are prompted to indicate this information in the online application.

    Additional Resources

    • Former New School students applying for readmission to their former program should apply as reapplicants through the Application for Readmission.
    • Currently enrolled New School graduate students who are making a request to add a graduate certificate to their current degree program should apply through the Internal Application.  
    • Graduate students interested in applying as visiting or exchange students should email [email protected].
  • Tips From Our Team

    Our admissions team has created this collection of short how-to videos to help guide you through the process of preparing a successful graduate degree application.

  • 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.