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        General Admission Contact
        The New School for Social Research
        Office of Admission
        79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
        New York, NY 10003
        212.229.5600 or 800.523.5411
        SocialResearchAdmit@newschool.edu

        Admissions Liaison
        Samuel Yelton

        Committee on Liberal Studies
        6 East 16th Street, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003
        Tel: 212.229.2747 x3026
        Fax: 212.229.5473 

        Mailing Address
        79 5th Avenue, room 711A
        New York, NY 10003

        Chair
        Paul Kottman

        Senior Secretary
        Jeff Feld

        Student Advisor
        Weston Finfer

        Liberal Studies Student Handbook (PDF)

        Admission

    • Students from the Liberal Studies department critically explore and intensively examine the core issues of our time, establishing intellectual foundations that extend far beyond the classroom experience. Students continue their scholarship at prestigious universities or find employment in their fields of expertise.

      Recent graduates have pursued additional study as doctoral students in:

      • Music history, Yale University
      • Ethnomusicology, Columbia University
      • Comparative literature, Northwestern University
      • Politics, The New School for Social Research
      • Cultural studies, George Mason University

      Recent graduates have gone on to work or pursue further study in the following sectors:

      Media

      • Editor, Washington Post
      • Researcher and producer, Radiolab
      • Founding editor in chief, LITERALIA (Mexico)
      • Digital editor, Egmont
      • Assistant managing editor, Asymptote journal
      • Writer, Metropollination
      • Proofreader, Geotext Translations
      • Freelance digital strategist
      • Freelance writer and editor

      Nonprofits and NGOs

      • Founder and director, Redymencion (Mexico)
      • Director of programs, Independent Curators International
      • Research director, Project Continua
      • Community integration specialist, Elmcrest Children's Center
      • Activist and advocate for prisoners' rights 

      Education, Libraries, and Museums

      • Creative director, Brooklyn Public Library
      • Program manager, LaGuardia Community College
      • Project manager, The New School
      • Teaching assistant, University of King's College (Canada)
      • Teacher, Albanian International School
      • Research assistant, Art Institute of Chicago
      • Adjunct English professor, Pace University

      Government

      • Legal advisor, Punjab Commission on the Status of Women in Pakistan

      Business

      • Strategic planning lead, RAPP Healthwell

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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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