Students can pursue global studies as a major (BA, Global Studies), a minor, or a self-designed major (BA or BS, Liberal Arts). A bachelor's-master's degree option is also available.
Globalization has fundamentally changed the world, redefining relationships between nations, communities, and individuals — and posing complex challenges that include climate change, human trafficking, poverty and hunger, and unprecedented migration. The undergraduate program in Global Studies at The New School prepares you to rigorously investigate these problems, think across disciplines, and contribute creative solutions for bringing about a more just and equitable world.
Part of a suite of interdisciplinary undergraduate programs at The New School, Global Studies offers innovative courses that capitalize on the university’s expertise in social sciences, languages, writing, media studies, design, management, environmental studies, and urban policy. You can combine your degree with one of a number of minors (such as ethnicity and race, sustainable cities, and gender studies) or, with your advisor's permission, pursue a double major. The Global Studies major can also make up part of a five-year combined bachelor's and master's program leading to a graduate degree in international affairs, media studies, economics, anthropology, and other disciplines at The New School.
Experience on the ground is an important aspect of global studies, and the major gives you the chance to apply your knowledge in internships and fieldwork in New York and abroad.
By emphasizing internships and fieldwork in New York and abroad, foreign languages, and cross-disciplinary study within the university, the program prepares students to pursue careers in public service, international organizations, global media, education, law, and nonprofit management and development.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The New School maintains an extensive program of scholarships and grants-in-aid based on academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Awards are usually made as part of the admission process. Institutional scholarships may be combined with government supported grants and loans in a single financial aid package. Scholarships and grants are normally applied to tuition costs. They can range from several hundred dollars to full tuition and do not require repayment.Scholarships may be reduced or canceled if requested applications and verification documents are not received by the stated deadlines. Need-based scholarships do not automatically renew for the same amount in subsequent years. Changes in need calculations, late FAFSA submission, or refusal of a subsidized student loan may result in a modified award.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.