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Interdisciplinary Studies - Digital Media, M.IS.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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This concentration helps develop skills and competencies vital to working in communication fields in an increasingly digital environment. Its focus on digital and social media makes it unique among programs in the metro area, as it includes both theoretical and applied aspects of these topics.


Understanding digital technologies and multimedia storytelling are central competencies required of those working in many industries, such as journalism, public relations, advertising and travel/tourism.

Programme Structure

These courses include: 
  • Crisis Management 
  • Public Relations 
  • Writing for Publication 
  • Online Journalism 
  • Principles of Public Relations 
  • Photojournalism Reporting 
  • Public Relations Writing 

            Detailed Programme Facts

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

            English Language Requirements

            • 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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              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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              The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            General Requirements

            • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
            • Three letters of recommendation
            • You will be asked to upload a statement of personal and educational objectives
            • All undergraduate transcripts--complete and official.
            • Application fee: $40.
            • Conversation with the MIS Director.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              692 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 692 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
            • National

              293 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 293 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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            Living costs for New Albany

            • 970 - 1570 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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