Answered By: Kira Appel
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2019     Views: 123

The New School Archives and Special Collections collects some theses from the MFA Writing and the International Affairs programs, as well as from several Parsons master's degree programs. 
A few theses are available online:

Additional theses may be available in the Archives' print collections. Please contact to find out if your thesis is available.

MA History of Design and Curatorial Studies (formerly MA Decorative Arts and Design) theses are kept at the Cooper Hewitt Research Library. Some are available online through the Smithsonian digital repository.

Some MFA Lighting Design theses are housed at the University Center Library Main Collection. To locate them, search the library catalog using the keywords "Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design".

Some New School departments also keep copies of master's theses, so you might want to get in touch with the department that granted your degree.

For PhD dissertations, please see our other FAQ.