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In keeping with our commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and collaboration, The New School now offers graduate minors. These structured study pathways immerse you in disciplines outside of your primary field and expose you to new ideas and alternative
modes of research and practice, broadening your skills and expanding your career options.
Graduate minors are made up of three courses, for a total of 9 credits. You can choose to acquire foundational knowledge in a single discipline, such as economics or design studies; investigate emerging interdisciplinary issues, such as migration and
capitalism; or develop professional capacities in areas including entrepreneurship and digital storytelling.
Graduate minors are available to all graduate students at The New School, although some minors are closed to students in specific programs. Because graduate minors consist of three courses, for a total of 9 credits, students in the following Parsons master’s
programs have the most curriculum flexibility to devote three elective courses toward completing a graduate minor:
Your academic advisors can help you select and declare a graduate minor and chart a curriculum that satisfies your degree and minor requirements.
Current students can declare or change a minor by logging in to my.newschool.edu, clicking on the Academics tab, and then clicking on the link to Major/Minor Declarations.
Students in one-year programs should declare a minor by the end of their first semester of study, ideally prior to registration for their final term. Students in programs of longer duration than one year should declare a minor by the end of their first
year of study.
Applications are required for admission to the following minors due to constraints on facilities or the need for a specific level of skill in a particular field:
The application form for these graduate minors can be accessed by filling out the declaration form.