• Historical Studies

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        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411

        Committee on Historical Studies
        80 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
        New York, NY 10011
        Tel: 212.229.5100 ext. 3385
        Fax: 212.229.5929

        Chair: Oz Frankel

        Senior Secretary: history@newschool.edu

        Student Advisor: Çagla Orpen

        Advisor Office Schedule

        Department of Historical Studies Handbook (PDF)

    • MA in Historical Studies

      The 30-credit MA in Historical Studies combines training in history with coursework in the range of disciplines housed at The New School for Social Research. Our practice of interdisciplinarity rigorously engages distinctive ways of understanding the world.

      Equipped with a robust critical apparatus for thinking about the modern world, our graduates pursue a wide variety of professional and academic careers.

      • Degree Master of Arts (MA)
      • Credits 30 credits
      • Format Full-time or part-time, on-campus
      • Duration 2 years (full-time)
      • Start Term Fall or Spring

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      Students enrolled in our terminal MA in Historical Studies receive intensive mentoring and collaborate with our faculty on a sustained basis. We prepare our students in the critical assessment of scholarship, the diverse methodologies of historical research, and the imaginative act of relating history to the contemporary world. The program has been particularly attractive to students who wish to become more broadly educated historians or more historically informed social scientists.
      Many graduates of the MA program enter PhD programs at The New School for Social Research or in history departments at other top universities. Others pursue teaching, journalism, activism, government service, and other fields.

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