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Media Management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #531 (QS) , NY,
Learn the skills you need to be a leader in a field you're passionate about. The New School Master of Science program in Media Management offers you the tools, professional network, and practical experience you need to succeed in today's media industries. Whether you want to advance your career or build a new enterprise, our faculty of media experts will show you how.


Experience Matters

Keeping your knowledge and skills up-to-date as markets change and technologies advance is critical to your professional success. Our MS in Media Management degree gives you a solid foundation in the latest concepts and practices for managing traditional and emergent media platforms, including:

  • Television
  • Movies
  • Music
  • Advertising
  • Games
  • Social Media
  • New Media Platforms

Through research, critical analysis, and internships, students learn the best practices for responsible and innovative leadership in all areas of media management: production, media economics and finance, marketing, distribution, and new technology development.

Faculty of Industry Leaders

Media Management faculty members aren’t just great teachers; they are practitioners and executives at the top of their fields, from Facebook, Google, Nielsen, Condé Nast, NBC, Meredith, Universal, Pearson, and many more. These thought leaders give you unmatched access to the latest developments and key trends in media and communications.

Designed for Your Life

Create a schedule that complements your lifestyle. Study full time or part time. Take media classes on campus in New York City or online from anywhere in the world. The degree can be completed entirely online. Classes on campus meet in the late afternoon and evening to accommodate working professionals.

The University and New York City

The New School New York City location offers unmatched opportunities to pursue professional internships at leading media firms and to build connections in the industry and among our active community of students, faculty, and alumni.

With a commitment to personal attention and a focus on your success, the Media Management master's degree offers access to academic resources and services that include on-site production facilities, scholarly and professional conferences and events, campus housing, and lifelong career services.

Career Paths

Our graduates can pursue their passions in many areas, including production, marketing, and business management for TV, film, radio, and Internet-based media; branding, advertising, and social media marketing; and media administration for commercial and nonprofit organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Media Economics
  • Media Management and Leadership
  • Media Design
  • Media Practices: Time-Based
  • Media Practices: Interactive
  • Information Technologies
  • Media, Corporate Responsibility and the Law
  • Media Sales and Sales Management
  • Market Research for Media Managers
  • New Media Ethics
For more information please visit the program website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Required Application Materials

  • Application

Complete the online application.

  • Application fee

A nonrefundable $50 application fee paid as part of the online application.

  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation letters
  • Statement of purpose
  • Résumé
  • Test scores
  • Writing sample (optional)
  • Creative sample (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1510 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1510 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1510 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1510 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based partial scholarships. 

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