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Media, Technology and Democracy

American University Washington DC

12 months
32616 USD/year
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Media, Technology and Democracy from American University Washington DC will give you the tools you need to examine complex social problems, analyze emerging trends in media and technology, and develop and evaluate policy.


Media, Technology and Democracy from American University Washington DC is  designed for working professionals, you will build upon your existing knowledge and experience, completing PhD-level coursework in communication technology, history and law.


Careers in media and technology policy are projected to grow rapidly in the coming years. This program will give you the background you need to become a communications specialist or policy expert.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication, Copyright and Culture 
  • Musical Cultures and Industries 
  • Game Research Methods 
  • Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis 
  • Policy Process 
  • Economics and Politics of Public Policy 
  • Ethical Issues in Public Policy 
  • Economics for Policy Analysis 
  • Cost Benefit Analysis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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SOC operates on a rolling admissions basis for Masters programs.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admissions essay
  • Transcripts from all previous post-secondary institutions
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Admission to the program requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with at least a 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) grade point average in last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework.
  • Portfolio (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32616 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32616 USD per year during 12 months.

Tuition for National students: $1,812 Per credit hour

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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