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  • The Master of Professional Studies degree is awarded for completion of 30 credits. Transfer credits are not accepted. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.

    This 12-month curriculum consists of a fall, spring, and summer semester. The program begins with a one-week orientation seminar that provides a deep dive into the New York City fashion industry, including guest speakers and retail visits. 

    Each semester consists of intensive, five-week course modules as well as one semester-long course.  Each five-week on-campus course begins with a full-day Sunday session, followed by evening and weekend classes and ending with a full-day Saturday session. The next course begins on the Sunday immediately after that.

    Students can choose to complete the program either on campus in NYC or fully online. Both formats are designed for close interaction with faculty and peers and offer a schedule that is specially designed to meet the needs of working professionals. 

    For a complete listing of courses and course descriptions, visit the university course catalog.

    The curriculum chart below reflects the typical course of study in this program. To view curriculum adjustments for the exceptional 2020-2021 academic year, click here.

  • Semester 2
    3
    3
    3
    1-3
    Subtotal 10-12
    Semester 3
    3
    3
    2
    Subtotal 8
    Total Credits
    30*

    *# of required credits, elective credit may result in 30+ credits

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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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