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Economics (MA)

The New School
Program overview
2 years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
New York City
September 2021

New York City
January 2022

New York City
September 2022

New York City
January 2023

Program description

Economics (MA) /The New School

Widely respected for its academic rigor, The Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research fosters a broad and critical approach that covers a wide range of schools of thought: Keynesian and post-Keynesian economics; the classical political economy of Smith, Ricardo, and Marx; structuralist and institutionalist approaches to economics; and neoclassical economics. The philosophy of the Department sees political economic insight as growing out of an informed understanding of the history of economics and economic history, shaped through the application of cutting-edge analytical theoretical and empirical research tools.

Courses of study emphasize the historical roots of economic ideas, their application to contemporary policy debates, and conflicting explanations and interpretations of economic phenomena. We emphasize research within the context of a rigorous training in conceptual, mathematical, and statistical modeling techniques that form the methodological basis of contemporary economic research.

The master of arts (MA) program provides depth of knowledge and analytical skills in the field of economics with the flexibility of a wide range of elective choices, allowing each candidate to shape an individual concentration, such as economics and finance, classical political economy, interdisciplinary political economy, urban economics, or development economics. A total of 30 credits is required for the MA in economics. 

The master of science (MS) program is a 45-credit terminal degree designed for students who wish to study economics in more depth than the MA allows, particularly to develop their research skills in economic modeling and econometrics, without being committed to completing a PhD degree.

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's Degree in Economics (MA or MS). 


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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