Boston University

College of Communication

Emerging Media Studies


640 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD in Emerging Media Studies, Master of Arts in Emerging Media Studies

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Boston University’s master's and doctoral programs in emerging media studies will prepare students for a vital role among the leaders, scholars, teachers, and collaborators of the world’s media future.

Emerging Media Studies is a multidisciplinary field integrating critical analysis, creativity and communication into strategies for effective business, entertainment, education and research use through the examination of social networks, new media, and virtual worlds. Located within the College of Communication and through a range of disciplines including media studies, communication, psychology, art, history, writing, philosophy, and sociology, our programs address the importance of understanding the social and cultural implications of an “always on” world.


Boston University is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.

International Student Requirements:

In addition to the application requirements, international students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam (minimum score of 100 or 7.0) and an international student video.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999

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