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About

The MS in Media Science curriculum at Boston University is meant to provide core, structured learning in the study and application of media theory, media and content design, and media and content evaluation.

Overview

Key facts

In the general MS in Media Science curriculum at Boston University, students will specialize in how to create, distribute, and evaluate media messages in a strategic manner and will be able to pursue careers in the following strategic media areas: media design and content creation, message development and dissemination, analysis and evaluation, and social media management. Also, these students will be able to pursue doctoral study in the field of communication, with particular foci on media effects and processes, health communication, political communication, marketing communication research, and media and message design and evaluation. In the specialized Marketing Communication Research concentration, students will be prepared and qualified for positions as research analysts and research managers in marketing research companies or in the research departments of firms specializing in media, advertising, public relations, marketing communication research, political campaigning, health communication, and international communication.

Program Outcomes

MS in Media Science students will:
  • Obtain advanced media-related knowledge, skills, and proficiencies for strategically creating, managing, and evaluating media performance.
  • Utilize theory and cutting-edge research findings in developing and executing strategic media strategies and evaluation approaches for media content and practices.
  • Demonstrate research and professional knowledge, skills, and proficiencies that lead MS students to excel in the following areas pertinent to professional careers: strategic media planning, content creation and media design, media message development and dissemination, and analysis and evaluation of media messages and media campaigns.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive media-related knowledge, skills, and proficiencies that prepare MS students for advanced academic study—particularly at the doctoral level—in the field of communication, with specialized foci on media effects and processes, health communication, political communication, marketing communication research, and media and message design and evaluation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Strategy and Software
  • Basic Media Writing
  • Writing for Media Professionals
  • Media Theory
  • Media Law and Policy
  • Communication Research Methods
  • Social Media Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

48 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
Required

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A non-refundable application fee of $95
  • We require a copy of your transcript to be uploaded within our online application
  • We require three letters of recommendation written by people who know you well and who can speak to your academic and/or professional backgrounds
  • We require the most up to date resume or CV for all applicants
  • All international students (non-US citizens) must submit a three-minute video

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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