• Interested in continuing to learn in retirement? The New School's Institute for Retired Professionals (IRP), located in New York City's Greenwich Village, is open to retired or semiretired people in their early fifties onward who want to actively participate in cooperative learning and instruction.

    People of all backgrounds pursue serious, peer-led inquiry through our lifelong learning program. The IRP encourages individuals to challenge themselves by taking part in study groups and assuming academic and administrative leadership roles. Each person's learning experience is enriched through regular exchanges with enthusiastic learners with diverse backgrounds and interests.

  • Contact Us

    Institute for Retired Professionals
    New York, NY 10011  
    irp@newschool.edu
    Phone: 212.229.5682

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

Undergraduates

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.

Graduates

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

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