Full time & Part time September, January MA 2 years

About the course

Graduate students at The New School for Social Research ask the kind of questions that challenge the status quo across the social sciences and humanities.

Through cutting-edge empirical, historical, and ethnographic scholarship, students and faculty in the Department of Anthropology address the urgent social and political problems of the 21st century. Widely regarded as one of the leading anthropology graduate programs in the US, this lively community of active scholars hosts a dynamic intellectual environment with equal emphasis on fieldwork, archival research, and theoretical reflection.

The department fosters an intimate, dynamic intellectual environment in which students can thrive, emphasizing critical reflection at all levels of inquiry. Students explore analytic and social issues

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Entry Requirements

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.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are required of all applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed their bachelor's degree in 2014 or later. All applicants whose first language is not English must submit a valid TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score. The minimum score required for TOEFL (IB) is 100, for IELTS is 7.0, and for PTE is 68.

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The New School offers competitive merit-based scholarships to new graduate degree applicants. Our scholarships are based on a percentage of tuition and are renewable.

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All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when they apply.

Application Procedure

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships when they apply.

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