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Historical Studies


The New School Social Research

Full time & Part time September, January MA 2 years

About the course

Historical Studies lays the foundation for all social inquiry and for informed debate on the politics and culture of our time. Bridging the humanities with the social sciences, our innovative program trains students in conceptual rigor, archival research, critical analysis, and historical writing.

Founded in the mid-1980s by Charles Tilly, Louise Tilly, Aristide Zolberg, and Ira Katznelson, the Master's in Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research continues to build upon its original premise: history is a field of inquiry critical to all human understanding.  We remain committed to developing theoretically-informed and critical approaches to historical questions.

Our course offerings cover a wide range of historical periods and world regions, with particular strength in

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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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