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@ newschool.edu
To expedite your application, The New School for Social Research uses an online system. To access the system, go to newschool.edu/nssr/admission 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
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 (newschool.edu/nssr/ 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 courses.newschool.edu. 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 newschool.edu/nssr.
Published on Oct 3, 2017
Published on Oct 3, 2017
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