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The Office of Admission and Application Procedures The Office of Admission of The New School for Social Research (NSSR) assists prospective applicants with the graduate application process. The admission staff is available to answer your questions weekdays, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. You are invited to contact us: Telephone: 800.523.5411 (toll free) or 212.229.5600 Email: socialresearchadmit@


To expedite your application, The New School for Social Research uses an online system. To access the system, go to and select the “Apply Now” link.

Required Materials The following materials are required for application to The New School for Social Research:

GRE scores are required of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have earned a bachelor’s degree in the last five years.

A TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score is not required for applicants whose primary language is English or who have earned a four-year degree from a U.S. college/ university or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction.

All materials must be received before an application can be considered complete. Only completed applications are reviewed.

Application Deadlines NSSR has a rolling admissions policy, but please note the following deadlines. Fall Semester (September): January 5 is the final deadline for consideration for fellowships and certain special scholarships. Spring Semester (MA admissions only): October 15 is the priority deadline for consideration for scholarships.

$50 nonrefundable application fee

Completed application form

Current résumé

Academic Information and Advising

Transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended

Two letters of recommendation

Personal essay describing your academic and intellectual interests, your progress, and achievements that have contributed to your decision to apply for postgraduate study (500–750 words)

You can download and print the current NSSR catalog from the NSSR Academic Affairs webpage ( academic-affairs).

Academic writing sample of 10–20 pages double-spaced (a more substantial sample is required for PhD applications)

Students interested in Creative Publishing and Critical Journalism may submit as their writing sample substantive newspaper, journal, or blog articles that display their critical thinking and writing abilities.

You can also view current courses offered at NSSR at In addition to the admission staff, student admission advisors are available to answer questions about courses, research possibilities, and life at The New School. The New School for Social Research Office of Admission 79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor New York, NY 10003 800.523.5411 or 212.229.5630

For more information, visit us online at

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