A full account of degree requirements and procedures is contained in the Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism student handbook.
To earn the MA in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism, a student must complete a total of 30 credits with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
A student may complete the program in one year by taking 15 credits a semester or may elect to complete the program at a slower pace or part-time. Anyone wishing to finish in one year should state that intention at the start of the first semester and plan a course of study with program faculty.
In addition to the required core courses, students must choose one required writing-intensive course, such as:
- Freedom by Design: An Introduction to Modernity
- Truth, Deception, and Self-Deception in Politics and Journalism
- Cultural Criticism
Students must consult with one of the the department's program directors for approval of an individual path of study.
A maximum of three credits taken at another university can be applied toward the credit requirement for the master's degree. The candidate must complete 27 credits at The New School. Forms for requesting transfer of credit are available in the University Records Office.
Students can use elective courses toward completing one of the university’s graduate minors. These structured pathways of study immerse master's and doctoral students in disciplines outside their primary field and expose them to alternative modes of research and practice. Completed graduate minors are officially recorded on students' transcript.
In addition to meeting the requirements described above, the candidate for the continuing MA will normally complete an individual capstone project, usually elaborated in the context of the Multimedia Publishing, Production, and Writing Lab, which may consist of a final piece of criticism, reflective essay, news article, example of design work, or portfolio that documents editorial or production work done in the program.