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Media and Education

Syracuse University

12 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
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This Media and Education program at Syracuse University  brings together the fields of media and education, and is offered jointly by the School of Education and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.


Key facts

Using broad definitions, we see media as an umbrella term for a range of forms that communicate to a public and we define education as occurring in both formal settings like schools and informal arenas like popular culture. 

This Media and Education program at Syracuse University  addresses media production and analysis in relation to visual storytelling, combining an analysis of core issues in education with visual storytelling creation and production skills. The program will also speak to the cultural terrain of how people both make and make sense of media.

The MA degree explores areas such as:

  • Media Education: educating teachers of media, including media literacy educators, community college professors, or those with an interest in film including licensed/certified K-12 teachers, in short those who want to bring the art of visual storytelling to educational settings.
  • Youth Development: addressing the field of education that takes place outside schools. It includes youth development community projects and youth media organizations.
  • Media Literacy: teach future educators of media literacy from a cultural studies perspective, which includes a tripartite focus on the text, the audience, and the political economy.
  • Leadership in the Field: propelling some students to move on to doctoral studies and further research in the academy.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Screenwriting and Production Workshop 
  • Qualitative Research
  • Media and Education Master's Colloquium 
  • Media and Education Master's Colloquium 
  • Race, Philosophy and Education 
  • Critical Issues in Dis/Ability and Inclusion 
  • Sociology and Anthropology of Education 
  • Gender, Education & Culture 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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36 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s potential growth and a demonstrated experience in education and/or media studies.
  • 3 Letters of recommendation.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Interview encouraged.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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