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  • The New School’s management and entrepreneurship ecosystem includes courses and extracurricular learning, funded research competitions, mentoring opportunities, online resource-sharing platforms, and incubators designed to bring innovative ideas to life and products to market.

    Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis

    The center uses research to focus public debate on the role government can and should play in the economy to raise living standards, create economic security, and ensure full employment.

    Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis

    Center for Data Arts

    The Center for Data Arts is a New School research lab and creative studio that produces media installations, open-source software, research, and multimodal experiences in which data is treated as a subject and a medium for artistic expression. The center critically explores the ethical dimensions of information technology, including data privacy.

    Center for Data Arts

    Community Development Finance Lab

    Management and urban policy graduate students at the university’s Schools of Public Engagement build their financial analysis skills in this course, which engages capital markets in community development, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability management projects.

    Community Development Finance Lab

    Designed Realities Lab

    The Designed Realities Lab at Parsons develops students’ imaginative capacities through speculative design exercises employing writing, film, and other media to envision futures beyond the expected scenarios. Freed from framing problems and solutions narrowly, students identify broader entrepreneurial opportunities.

    Designed Realities Lab

    Digital Equity Lab 

    The Digital Equity Lab (DEL), based in the university’s Milano School, bridges the technology divide between communities with varying socioeconomic profiles and addresses technology’s effects on cultural and political systems. To foster greater digital equity, DEL convenes forums, identifies areas for intervention, builds community alliances, and promotes initiatives such as net neutrality.

    Digital Equity Lab

    Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative

    A New School-wide program, the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI) brings together mentorship, training, and funding to help students develop the perspectives, skills, and networks they need for early-stage socially engaged entrepreneurship. IEI’s innovation-focused leaders do well by doing good.

    Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative

    New School Collaboratory

    Supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the university’s Schools of Public Engagement and Provost’s Office, the Collaboratory is an online platform for exploring socially engaged, transdisciplinary learning and bolstering a resilient and equitable civil society with external partners.

    New School Collaboratory

    Parsons ELab

    ELab is a university incubator fostering student and alumni entrepreneurship. Grounded in design thinking, ELab reflects The New School’s support of rigorous research, project-based learning, co-creation, and socially engaged, environmentally aware practice.

    Parsons ELab

    Parsons DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Lab

    DESIS Lab members bring together strategic and service design, management, and theory to address the challenges of design-led social innovation and urban resilience-fostering practice on a systemic level.

    Parsons DESIS (Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability) Lab 

    Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies

    Faculty and students in this center draw on fields including economic sociology and anthropology, international political economy, and science and technology studies to explore capitalism in its many forms.

    Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies

    XRC Lab

    Supported by Parsons, XRC Labs is a design thinking­–driven innovation accelerator open to New School alumni start-ups focusing on the retail and consumer goods sectors. Entrepreneurs receive work space, capital, mentoring, operational support, and access to investors, brands, and retailers to help them develop retail opportunities that embrace sustainability, considered consumption, and economic well-being.

    XRC Lab

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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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