M.Sc. On Campus

Media Studies

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
855 USD/credit 25650 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Media Studies at Brooklyn College at The City University of New York is a research and theory based program that emphasizes the connection between theory and practice.


The Master of Science in Media Studies at Brooklyn College at The City University of New York's curriculum examines the environments and impact of electronic media from social, political, cultural and economic perspectives. 

Students gain in-depth knowledge of the television and radio industries, emerging digital media industries, media literacy, and key critical, theoretical and research perspectives on media broadly. The program prepares students to apply their education in a variety of professional positions or to continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral program.

Matriculation requirements

Applicants must offer a well-rounded undergraduate record of at least a 3.0 GPA that suggests promise of success in the program. Each applicant's record is considered individually in this respect. 

Applicants must submit an essay about contemporary media and society, which can be an original essay written to accompany the application, or a 5 - 10 page scholarly paper that was written as an undergraduate. Alternatively, applicants may submit a scholarly paper in any subject related to their undergraduate major. General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Media Studies Seminar
  • The Digital Media Environment
  • Media and Communication History and Regulation
  • Critical Analysis of Media
  • Media Research Methods
  • Seminar in Media Literacy

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  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Rolling Admission


30 alternative credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.')
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Professional resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose addressing the following two questions(1,000-1,200 words):
1. How will the M.S. in media studies further your personal, professional,and intellectual goals?2. What unique experiences, interests, and enthusiasms will you bring toour program?
  • Writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • Local students: $5,545 / semester

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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