New School, The

The New School for Social Research

MA in Historical Studies


66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A.- Historical Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research 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. Our strong links to other New School departments and to centers and programs located across The New School provide our students with unparalleled opportunities for engagement in critical social theory and interdisciplinary collaboration. Founded in the mid-1980s by Charles Tilly, Louise Tilly, Aristide Zolberg, and Ira Katznelson, the Committee for Historical Studies 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.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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