New School, The

The New School for Social Research

Economics, MA and MS


66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA and MS in Economics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Master of Arts in Economics: The master of arts program provides depth of knowledge and analytical skills in the field of economics with the flexibility of a wide range of elective choices, allowing each candidate to shape an individual concentration, such as economics and finance, classical political economy, interdisciplinary political economy, urban economics, or development economics. A total of 30 credits is required for the MA in economics. A maximum of three credits may be transferred from other institutions. Students may apply for transfer credits after completing six credits at The New School for Social Research. All courses are for three credits.Course Requirements: The master of arts program consist of four core courses; five elective courses, up to three of which could be taken in other departments of The New School.  

Master of Science in Economics:The MS in economics is a terminal degree designed for students who wish to study economics in more depth than the MA allows, particularly to develop their research skills in economic modeling and econometrics, without being committed to completing a PhD degree. The 45-credit program provides a solid grounding in the history and contemporary development of political economic tools and, through education in the contemporary quantitative tools of analysis, extends this training to include a significant part of the PhD analytical core curriculum. 


The New School has been regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE, 3624 Market Street, 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 216.284.5000), a federally recognized body, since 1960.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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