The New School For Social Research

The New School
New York, United States
Master's Degree
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Entry Requirements

Transfer Credits: A maximum of 3 transfer credits from another graduate program is allowed. Students may apply for transfer credit after they have completed at least 6 credits in the New School for Social Research. The courses to be transferred must have a minimum grade of B (3.0).

In addition, the courses to be transferred cannot be more than ten years old from the student‟s date of matriculation at NSSR. 5 GPA: A final, overall course average of „B‟ (3.0) is required for the MA degree. In addition, the student must earn a grade of „B‟ or better in all but one of the core courses, and no worse than „B-‟ in the remaining core course. Time Limit: The time limit for completion of an MA degree is 5 years. Please refer to the NSSR Catalog for more information on time-to-degree limits and time extension procedures. There are no language, seminar, comprehensive exam, or thesis requirements for the MAGPEF and MAECON degrees. Petition to graduate: Each student must file a Petition to Graduate at the Registrar‟s Office to obtain his/her MA degree when he/she has finished the MA course requirements. Petitions should be filed with the Registrar‟s Office by October 1 for fall graduation and by February 15 for spring graduation. Petitions filed after these deadlines will be subject to late fees. Students who receive an MA degree are not eligible for the Master of Science (MS) degree. Credit Limit Students with MA status may not register for more than 30 credits. Note: Students are not eligible to receive the MA in Economics or the MA in Global Political Economy unless they complete at least 27 credits towards that degree at the NSSR.


  • Three core courses (9 credits)

        GECO 6190 Graduate Microeconomics

        GECO 6191 Graduate Macroeconomics

        GECO 6181* Introduction to Econometrics

       *GECO 6189 Mathematics for Economics (or approval of the instructor) is a prerequisite for GECO 6181.

  • Two political economy courses (6 credits)

       GECO 5104 Historical Foundations of Political Economy I

       GECO 5108 World Political Economy One of three finance courses (3 credits)

       GECO 6140 Financial Markets and Valuation GECO 6141 Principles of Financial Engineering

       GECO 6269 Financial Economics

  • Either an internship or mentored research (3 credits)

      GECO 6198 Internship (arranged with MA faculty advisor) or

      GECO 6993 Mentored Research

  • Three elective courses (9 credits)

Electives can be any courses offered by the Department of Economics or courses offered by other departments that approved by the Economics faculty advisor.      

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