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The New School Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs

Can local action spark global change


International Affairs MA/MS

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  • Students in our top-rated Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs go beyond a U.S.-centered perspective to question international policies and practices with a truly global mindset.

    Learn from leading experts and professionals in social and economic rights, community development, media and technology, migration, and international law, conflict, and peace building. Question general truths and policy prescriptions to gain a critical understanding of the world, with attention to nuances of politics, history, and social justice.

    Change begins with a question. What will you ask?

  • Program Highlights

    • In the MA degree: select a concentration in Cities and Social Justice, Conflict and Security, Development, Governance and Rights, or Media and Culture.
    • In the MS degree: customize your advanced curriculum by choosing from 15+ modules in specific subjects, tools, and analytical methods.
    • Address global problems using innovative tools such as geographic information systems, media research and advocacy, and participatory design and assessment.
    • Take advantage of the option to spend nine weeks studying and researching in one of more than 30 countries through our one-of-a-kind International Field Program.
    • Gain access to opportunities at major international organizations in the heart of NYC, including the option to join the immersive seven-week UN Summer Program.
  • Program Basics

    • Full-time (two years) or part-time study
    • Fall or spring start
    • 42-credit structured MA for recent grads
    • 30-credit modular MS for students with international professional experience
    • Competitive merit-based scholarships available
  • IMG - Marketing Milano 15-1 Student Faculty Ratio
  • Named a

    Top International Affairs Program

    by the Foreign Policy Association
  • The International Field Program

    Follow several New School graduate students participating in the International Field Program in Istanbul, Turkey; Capetown, South Africa; and Buenos Aires, Argentina as they navigate their way through internships, research projects, and community partnerships.

  • Featured courses

    • Global Flows
    • Media and Politics of Propaganda
    • The United Nations and World Order
    • Urbanization and Economic Growth
    • Food, Global Trade, and Development
  • “The program pushes you to understand social, political, and economic dynamics in order to foster change at a grassroots level.”

    Anamaria Vrabie, Graduate Program in International Affairs alumna

  • Why the New School?

    With a world-class faculty, a collaborative cross-disciplinary approach, and learning experiences that extend far beyond the classroom, The New School offers you a chance to become a world changer. And because The New School is also home to Parsons School of Design and the School of Media Studies, students of International Affairs have interdisciplinary opportunities that result in distinctive, cutting-edge practice options.