New York University

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Graduate program in Media, Culture, and Communication with Library Science


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Dual Degree: M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication / M.S. in Library and Information Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt has partnered with Long Island University’s (LIU) Palmer School to offer a 55-credit dual degree program in media and library science. In addition to an M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication, you’ll earn an ALA-accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Science (MSLIS). You’ll take 17 fewer credits than would be required if you pursued each master’s separately.

The program combines the rigorous study of media and cultural theory with professional qualification to give you a competitive edge in the evolving fields of information science, digital humanities, curatorial studies, and data archiving. It prepares you for highly sought after positions as a subject specialist/scholar-librarian in academic and research institutions or as an archivist with media companies, museums, and other cultural organizations.

Two tracks are offered:

The Dual Degree Mentorship Track in the Mentorship Track

Subject specialists from NYU Libraries introduce you to the requirements of the field, offering the opportunity for hands-on experience within a theoretical framework. The program’s core is a series of required modules, which include Reference/Instruction, Collection Development, Digital Scholarship, and Professional Development.

The Dual Degree Internship Track

If you’re not focused on a career as a subject librarian in research libraries, the Internship Track is for you. Your interests may lie in activities connected to archives, media entities, museums, or similar institutions. This track includes a series of internships in which you’ll work with trained professionals in libraries or institutions in the New York Metropolitan area that reflect your future career goals.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): Varies USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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