New School, The

The New School for Social Research

MA in Liberal Studies


66 W 12th Street

New York City, NY 10011

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Liberal Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Liberal Studies program offers graduate training in intellectual history, cultural studies, and the art of fine writing, bringing together students of social thought, philosophy, the arts, and current affairs who wish to work on the quality of their prose while simultaneously learning to master new modes of serious inquiry, both academic and journalistic. Among the program's faculty are distinguished writers as well as accomplished scholars. Special attention is paid to the main currents in Western thought - and also to the cutting edge of modern critical and multicultural theorizing. Students learn about Plato, Kant, and Marx; Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Goethe - but also about Milan Kundera and Toni Morrison, Philip Glass, and Radiohead, the structures of mass culture, and the logic of modern politics and the modern marketplace.


All degree programs at The New School are registered by the New York State Department of Education. The New School has been regionally accredited by Middle States Commission of Higher Education since 1960.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,950 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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