M.S. degree program in media studies
HEGIS code 0603
NYS SED program code 77735

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Macias, Miguel Assistant Professor   306 Whitehead Hall mmacias @ brooklyn.cuny.edu email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Television And Radio
Fall Application Deadline March 1st
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Please submit to the Office of Graduate Admissions:
- official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended.
- two letters of recommendation.
- Essay about contemporary media and society (5-10 pages). Applicants may submit a scholarly paper that was written as an undergraduate.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 580, 237, 92
Examinations

 

This program is a research and theory based program that emphasizes the connection between theory and practice. The curriculum examines the impact of electronic media from social, political, and economic perspectives. Students gain in-depth knowledge of the television and radio industry as well as the key critical and theoretical perspectives on the media. The program prepares students to apply their education in a variety of professional positions or to continue their education by enrolling in a doctoral program.

Only six of the thirty credits necessary to fulfill degree requirements are assigned by the department. The other eight courses are drawn from a pool of electives so that students may select a critical analysis, broadcast management, or programming concentration.

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Matriculation requirements
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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.

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Degree requirements
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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 7000-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 7701X, to be taken in the first semester, and 7710X, 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 7722X, 724X, 7725X, 7726X, 7727X, 7945X.

Courses in the department that follow the critical/cultural media studies emphasis include: Television and Radio 7713X, 7714X, 7715X, 7728X.

M.S. students may also take the following two television production courses: Television and Radio 7730X and 7740G. All other television production courses are closed to M.S. students. Television and Radio 7769X and 7769X 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."