The M.S. in Media Studies Program in the Department of Television and Radio gives students a solid understanding of the ways communication media operate on many levels: socially, culturally, legally and as businesses. We approach media understanding from a range of perspectives and consider this range of media knowledge essential to living and working in our rapidly evolving, digitally connected world. Small classes, seminar-style teaching and excellent, accomplished and experienced full-time faculty provide a variety of courses spanning the range of media theory, media law, media management, digital environments, media research methods and many others. A unique feature of the program is its specialized track in media literacy, a rapidly growing area of interest among community leaders, educators and the nonprofit sector.
The M.S. in media studies prepares students to reach a number of career goals. For those already working in, or hoping to work in the media industry, the M.S. degree offers a broad perspective on where the industry is going. The degree also provides a solid scholarly foundation for students interested in continuing their study in communication and media doctoral programs.
We make the M.S. in Media Studies Program amenable to the working student. Students may take courses as full- or part-time students. Classes are scheduled in the evenings. Some of the courses are taught on the beautiful Brooklyn College campus, while many are also held at our location in downtown Manhattan at 25 Broadway.
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
-Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
-Professional résumé or CV
-Two letters of recommendation
-Statement of purpose (800–1,000 words).
-Essay addressing the following two questions (approximately 1,000 words total):
-Choose a specific topic receiving attention in the news today (health-related, conflict, economic, education, etc.) and briefly discuss various ways one might examine the way that issue is covered across the spectrum of news media.