Media Arts and Studies

Ohio University

M.A. On Campus
12 months
12948 USD/year
12948 USD/year
6996 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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The Media Arts and Studies program at Ohio University focuses on theory and research and stress the non-technical aspects of electronic media.


Key facts:

  • Media Arts and Studies program's coursework is geared towards preparing students at Ohio University to enter or continue working in media industries and related fields, and for doctoral studies. Masters students can select from a broad range of specializations including international media, media industries leadership & management, emerging media & culture. In addition, the School also is home to programs in public media and communication & development.
  • During the first semester of study, master’s students select a faculty member from the School of Media Arts and Studies to serve as their advisor and chairperson of their Program committee. The committee includes a minimum of two other members, one of whom must be a MDIA faculty member with the appropriate credentials and expertise to fit the student’s interest and serve on a graduate committee. The chair assists in laying out program goals and the selection of courses in the program of study. The committee must approve the student’s program of study; and will also provide the questions and evaluate the comprehensive examination or approve the thesis proposal, conduct the defense of the thesis, and approve the final draft.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • international media
  • media industries and management
  • media policy
  • media studies
  • public media
  • communication and development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

An application for graduate study at Ohio University must be submitted online.The following must also be submitted by all applicants:

  • Original/official transcripts of previous academic work
  • Statement of Intent
  • Curriculum vita or resume
  • Three letters of recommendation
You may also be required to submit additional documentation. Examples include:
  • U.S. students must submit a score on either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller's Analogies Test (MAT)
  • International students who are not native English speakers must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Financial documentation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6474 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12948 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6474 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    6996 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3498 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.


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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