The American College of the Mediterranean

Master of Arts in Media Studies


27 Place de l’Université


Aix-En-Provence, Provence-A


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Media Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The M.A. in Media Studies at The American College of the Mediterranean provides students with a broad and interdisciplinary formation commencing from core training in communication theory and media research methods. The one-year program leverages the site-specificity of its European campus with close ties to Spain and North Africa and combines theory and practice in order to prepare students for success in fields such as public relations, brand management, public affairs, nonprofit management, education, and research. The program emphasizes ethical, culturally-sensitive, and socially-responsible communication. The Master of Arts in Media Studies is a thirty six credit-hour, one year program consisting of required three-credit core courses (15 units), several different electives according to students' chosen tracks (9 units), an intersession traveling seminar (4 units), an internship during the second semester (4 units), and finally a Master’s Thesis (4 units) submitted at the completion of the program. A Master’s Thesis prospective will be submitted in the second semester for approval by student’s committee. Students will continue to work on this proposal with advisor and submit no later than July 1 for successful completion of the program. The advisor will help determine the student’s particular track of study depending on the thesis’ area of focus.


"The American College of the Mediterranean is currently under review for regional accreditation by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE), an association which accredits U.S. institutions of higher learning. Since enrolling its first class in 1957, the Institute for American Universities (ACM's parent organization) has served as a center for education abroad for U.S. undergraduates. It is a not-for-profit institution of higher education and issues its own transcripts. IAU has worked with over 700 U.S. public and private colleges and universities, most of whom are familiar with the high standards of IAU programs and accept direct transfer of academic credit. Many institutional partners of IAU have NECHE accreditation, including Fairfield University, Harvard University, Boston College, Tufts University, and more."

Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL Score of 79 or above

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 700 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 25,200 USD

Classification: Unknown

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