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  • Graduate Minors

  • 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.

  • Eligibility

    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: 

    • Architecture and Lighting Design (MArch/MFA)
    • Design and Urban Ecologies (MS)
    • Fashion Studies (MA)
    • Fine Arts (MFA)
    • History of Design and Curatorial Studies (MA)
    • Photography (MFA)
    • Textiles (MFA)
    • Theories of Urban Practice (MA)

    Your academic advisors can help you select and declare a graduate minor and chart a curriculum that satisfies your degree and minor requirements.

  • Take The Next Step

Submit your application

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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