M.S. degree program in television and radio
HEGIS code 0603
NYS SED program code 77735

Program Heads

Office Hours
Fry, Katherine G Graduate Deputy 718-951-5000 xt. 2791 303b Whitehead Hall katfry @ brooklyn.cuny.edu  


Admission Requirements

Department Television and Radio
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Please submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions: official transcripts from all colleges and universities from which you earned a B.A. or B.S. degree, two letters of recommendation.
Submit GRE or MAT scores with application.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 580, 237, 92
Examinations GRE or MAT


Matriculation requirements

Applicants must offer at least 12 credits, with a grade point average of approximately B, in courses in an area of communication studies. Other courses may be substituted with permission of the department.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the section "Admission."

Applicants must submit the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test score or the Miller Analogy Test Score.

International applicants are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of at least 580 before being considered for admission.

Degree requirements
Thirty credits are required for the degree. Other than required courses, credits required for the degree must be in courses chosen in consultation with the graduate deputy chairperson. The program of study must be approved by the department. Courses in the Television and Radio Department offered toward the degree must be 700-level courses.

Students must complete 30 credits, at least 24 credits of which must be taken in the Television and Radio Department. Six credits must be taken in required courses offered by the department; the remaining 24 credits are elective, and must be approved in consultation with the deputy chairperson.

Every student shall be required to successfully complete the department's graduate core, which consists of Television and Radio 701X, to be taken in the first semester, and 710X, to be taken in the student's final semester of course work.

The M.S. degree emphasizes two areas of study: broadcast management and critical/cultural media studies. When choosing credits, students are encouraged to balance their course of study in both areas for a well-rounded degree program.

Courses in the department that follow the media management emphasis include: Television and Radio 722X, 724X, 725X, 726X, 727X, 794.5X.

Courses in the department that follow the critical/cultural media studies emphasis include: Television and Radio 713X, 714X, 715X, 728X.

M.S. students may also take the following two television production courses: Television and Radio 730X and 740G. All other television production courses are closed to M.S. students. Television and Radio 769X and 796X will be available each semester. Students may take each of these courses only once during their program of study.

Up to 6 credits may be taken outside the department with the approval of the graduate deputy chairperson.

Students must pass a written comprehensive examination. The examination will consist of questions in areas in which the student has taken courses during his/her course of study. Information about the comprehensive examination is in the section "Academic Regulations and Procedures."