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Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) New York City, NY, United States
The Philosophy program of The New School introduces you to the history of ideas, encompassing a wide variety of philosophical traditions, approaches, questions, and ways of thinking.
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Overview

The guiding purpose of the Philosophy program of The New School is to awaken an interest in and love for exploring and criticizing the intellectual traditions that form the basis of understanding modern humanity.

Our sense of self, what we consider important, how we pursue knowledge and life, even our tastes and inclinations are all issues that have long been studied in the field of philosophy. But philosophy also seeks to address the need, even the responsibility, to challenge and rethink what is traditionally accepted to be true about who and what we are. 

In the Philosophy program, you learn to:

  • Read and interpret complex philosophical texts
  • Understand fundamental philosophical concepts
  • Apply philosophical concepts to the analysis of contemporary problems
  • Clearly express and defend your own arguments

Career Paths

Graduates of the Philosophy program have gone on to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, both professional and academic, including law, politics, public service, writing, and the arts and sciences.

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:

  • Philosophy I: Ancient
  • Philosophy II: Modern
  • Philosophy of Race
  • The Dialectic of Enlightenment
  • Philosophy of Liberation
  • Bodies, Gender, and Domination

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

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General Requirements

  • All applicants are required to apply online using the Common Application
  • 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
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo 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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