• Academics

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  • Parsons offers rigorous interdisciplinary programs across the spectrum of art and design, from fashion and technology to urban design, fine art, and management. Here creators and scholars master established disciplines and develop emerging ones, fostering innovation that transforms business, advances sustainability, and enhances social impact and health. Our renowned practice-based programs — available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional learners — connect you with industry leaders and creative makers, building your professional network. As you bring together the critical and creative skills found only at Parsons, you discover new ways to change the world by design.

  • Degree Programs

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      Parsons’ bachelor’s programs combine studio practice and critical thinking and writing. Our distinctive first-year curriculum lets you explore and develop foundational skills needed to succeed in your major and creative life. Electives complement your learning.

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      Parsons graduate programs center on advanced studio practice and cross-disciplinary research, giving you the tools and perspectives to thrive in rapidly evolving industries and disciplines. Selected programs offer flexible study options, including online learning.

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  • Explore and Compare Programs

    Unsure which program is right for you? Use our program finder tool to explore, compare, and choose a program that matches your interests and goals.

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  • Enjoy the benefits of a Parsons education from around the world and on your schedule. Our growing array of flexible online offerings include a variety of degree programs and credit and noncredit courses. 

  • Supporting Your Learning

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      At Parsons, your faculty mentors include world-renowned artists, leading scholars, and creative professionals who are at the forefront of their fields and industries. Every day, you’ll benefit from their real-world experience and expertise in small collaborative classes.

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      Research Centers & Labs

      Research is integral to the Parsons learning experience, and students and faculty work together to challenge existing paradigms and advance emerging scholarship and practice. Explore the thematic research laboratories housed at Parsons and throughout The New School.

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      Academic & Making Resources

      As a Parsons student, you enjoy access to academic resources such as the New School libraries, archives, and computer labs along with Parsons’ state-of-the-art Making Center, facilities offering making-tools to facilitate your creative growth and experimentation across all disciplines.

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  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application


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.


To apply to any of our Master's, Doctoral, Professional Studies Diploma, and Graduate Certificate programs, complete and submit the New School Online Application.