12 months
31212 USD/year
31212 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This Media Studies program at Syracuse University  emphasizes media processes and effects. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, political communication, social effects, and media and diversity. 


Key facts

This Media Studies program at Syracuse University  stresses media theory and research, with students exploring a topic of their choosing in a culminating thesis. It is excellent preparation for more advanced study at the doctoral level or for research-oriented jobs in the private or public sector.

This 36-credit program leads to a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media Studies.


An academic master’s program preparing you for a Ph.D. and a career of teaching and research in communications.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thesis Design
  • Quantitative Methods for Mass Communications Research 
  • Qualitative Methods for Mass Communications Research 
  • Media Law 
  • Telecommunications Law&Policy 
  • Proseminar for Graduate Study 
  • Communications Theory 
  • The Power and Peril of Global Persuasion 
  • Selected Topics 
  • Media and Diversity 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee
  • Official transcript
  • Letters of recommendation (as required by the program you’re applying to)
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Portfolio (if required by your program)
  • Writing sample (if required by your program)
  • Official GRE scores (if required by your program)
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS scores (international students only)
  • Military transcripts (for currently serving or veteran)

Tuition Fee

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    31212 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31212 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Syracuse

935 - 1370 USD /month
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