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Global Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Global Studies program of The New School teaches students to critically investigate complex global processes and issues, including migration and mobility, environmental injustice, economic inequality, and social movements.
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During the Global Studies program of The New School students learn to think across disciplines and contribute creative solutions - locally and globally - for bringing about a more equitable world.

Global Studies students critically examine power structures and analyze pressing issues, introducing them to contexts and causal dynamics that help them develop innovative responses to current issues. Experiential learning is an integral part of Global Studies, and you have opportunities to apply your knowledge through practice-based courses, internships, volunteer work, and fieldwork in New York City and abroad. In the classroom, you also have space to collectively reflect on this form of engagement, to make connections between the conceptual and the concrete, and raise critical questions that emerge from these encounters.

The program places particular emphasis on engaged learning, directed research, and courses that capitalize on the university's academic expertise in social sciences, foreign languages, writing, media studies, design, management, environmental studies, and urban policy.

Career Paths

In learning to transform your ideals into action at the global level, you prepare for global careers in the non-profit sector, public service, international organizations, global media, development, research organizations, education, and law, as well as graduate study in the social sciences. Global Studies alumni have given TED talks, testified at government hearings, produced podcasts, held exhibitions, taught, inspired, listened, and above all worked responsibly towards a more ethical and just world.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • [Dis]Order & [In]Justice: Intro to Global Studies
  • Global Economies
  • The Ethnographic Experience
  • Politics and Power in the Global Food System
  • Global Gender and Sexuality
  • Hungering for Opportunities: Food and Migrations

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • Additional Supporting Documents
  • Application fees are $50 for U.S. domestic applicants, and $75 for international applicants
  • Official Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • The New School does not require submission of SAT, SAT Subject Tests or ACT scores for applications to be considered complete
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, and Duolingo test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24380 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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