Sacred Heart University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts: Media Literacy and Digital Culture


Office of Graduate Admissions

5151 Park Ave

Fairfield, CT 06825

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts: Media Literacy and Digital Culture

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

In today’s always on, always connected digital media environment it is increasingly important to develop a critical understanding of the mediated stories and images that are thoroughly integrated into our everyday lives. This program focuses on a holistic understanding of media, including production processes and industry practices, critical investigation of content and changing technologies, and the impact of stories and images on audiences. The Master of Arts in Media Literacy and Digital Culture engages students with the media literacy skills necessary to critically analyze the intersections of media and culture while fostering their creativity and social awareness.

With concentrations in Children, Health, and Media and Media and Social Justice, the graduate program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture allows students to explore the relationship between media, culture, and society. The Children, Health, and Media concentration focuses on media impact on the minds, bodies, and relationships of children, tweens, and teens, while the concentration in Media and Social Justice explores the role of media in reinforcing or challenging power and inequality in social and institutional relationships. The capstone experiences provide all MLDC students with the opportunity to put their coursework into practice as they plan, create, and implement media literacy curricula, campaigns, and initiatives for corporate, educational, and nonprofit organizations. The graduates of the Master of Arts program in Media Literacy and Digital Culture will be prepared to find employment as educators, health promotions professionals, and media practitioners along with non-profit, community, and social service managers.

Financial Aid is available.


New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

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