Degree Programs

The SGPIA Difference

International Affairs at The New School offers a truly global and multidisciplinary perspective on international problems. Our programs stand out for their commitment to a critical and global perspective, engaged learning, and an intimate learning environment.

In the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, students investigate leading-edge issues such as social and economic rights, urban and community development, new media and technology, environmental justice, migration and refugees, international law, conflict, and peacebuilding.

SGPIA offers two master’s degree options:

  • Master of Arts in International Affairs, a traditional, 42-credit degree with a structured core curriculum and five concentrations that allow students to specialize in a particular area of international affairs. 

  • Master of Science in International Affairs, an innovative, modular, 30-credit degree that enables experienced professionals to acquire a unique combination of substantive knowledge and practical tools. Launching fall 2018.

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