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Anthropology (MA)

The New School
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
New York City
September 2022

New York City
January 2023

New York City
September 2023

New York City
January 2024

Program description

Anthropology MA / PhD - The New School in NYC

The Department of Anthropology upholds The New School’s commitment to critical social inquiry. Since its inception in 1971, the department has fostered cutting-edge empirical, historical, and ethnographic scholarship. Long committed to the interdisciplinary breadth necessary for innovative research, the department builds on its close relations with the entire faculty of The New School for Social Research and of the university as a whole.

As a leading department for graduate anthropology studies in the United States, we emphasize critical reflection at all levels of inquiry. We are a small, lively group of scholars and students who thrive in a dynamic intellectual environment that fosters inventive scholarship. Our work is characterized by carefully conducted ethnography, innovative research methodologies, and an awareness of the importance of history.

Students enrolled in this master’s program at The New School for Social Research may apply for entry into the PhD program. Entry into the PhD program is contingent on faculty evaluation of the applicant’s performance in the master’s program, as well as an assessment of the fit of the proposed project within the department and the applicant’s preparedness for doctoral-level work in the field.

Admission requirements

For admission requirements and application guidelines please request information or visit The New School's website. 

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Scholarships & funding

Merit-based partial scholarships are available. Please visit our program webpage to learn more!

Tuition fees

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Upon completion of this program, graduates will be awarded a Master of Arts Degree in Anthropology. MA graduates can apply to continue to the PhD program. 

Continuing studies

Our MA students have continued their studies at top universities, including Princeton, the University of Chicago, the University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and New York University.

They have also found employment as writers, analysts, and program managers and in other positions at companies like AllState and Smashing Ideas and organizations like Accion U.S. Project Network, SAVVY Contemporary Berlin, and MDRC.


About this institute

Study in one of the greatest cities in the world, NYC

Founded in 1919 and located in Greenwich Village, The New School is a comprehensive university in New York City. The university is a place for creative scholars, artists, and designers to interact with a massively diverse community, discuss ideas, and...

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The New School

66 West 12th Street
NY 10011 New York
United States of America

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