• How to Apply: Graduate Programs

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  • On this page you'll find a checklist of required application materials, as well as specific instructions for each program. All required materials should be submitted before the posted deadlines.

    Once your application and admission materials have been submitted, they may not be revised, updated, or altered in any way. Please do not submit your application without first making sure you've uploaded all the necessary materials and optional materials.

    Each of our graduate programs has unique requirements for the application process, such as interviews, portfolio submissions, or essays. Our Office of Admission has created helpful videos to help you prepare the various elements of your application file.

    Application Deadlines

    Fall and Summer Priority Application Deadline: March 1

    Scholarships are still available, and all admitted applicants, international and domestic, are automatically considered, with no separate scholarship application required. To be most competitive for admission and merit scholarship consideration, please submit your completed application, with all required materials, by the priority deadline. We will continue to review applications submitted after the priority deadline if space is available in the program. The Admission Committee will make a decision on your application only after all the required materials have been received. 

    The MFA Photography and MS Strategic Design and Global Leadership programs begin in the summer.

    The following programs are closed and no longer accepting applications for 2024:

    • MFA Design and Technology
    • Fashion Design and Society
    • MPS Fashion Management (New York campus)
    • MA Fashion Studies
    • MFA Fine Arts
    • MFA Industrial Design
    • MFA Interior Design
    • MFA Photography
    • MS Strategic Design and Management

    FAFSA (U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-citizens)

    Fall Applicants: as soon as possible

    Prior Degree Completion

    Graduate degree applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited American college or university or the equivalent degree from a foreign college or university. Applicants in the process of completing their bachelor's degree may apply for admission. Admission to the program requires completion of the bachelor's degree.

  • The Application Process

  • Additional Information

  • Tips From Our Team

    Our admissions team has created this collection of short how-to videos to help guide you through the process of preparing a successful graduate degree application.

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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.