How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Master of Arts in Digital Media Design for Learning are required to have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education; in addition, the ideal candidate should have:

  1. A minimum cumulative grade credit average of 3.0 for the baccalaureate degree.
  2. Some experience (professional, academic, or personal) in a related field, such as psychology, learning, design, technology, or media.
  3. Basic or, preferably, intermediate skills in technology, e.g., computer-based multimedia, web, or productivity tools; video. That is, applicants should be very comfortable using computers and the Internet, but need not be programmers or media developers.
  4. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take one of the following English proficiency exams and submit the scores: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic. See more information on English proficiency testing.

However, please note that we consider applications as a whole; higher scores do not guarantee acceptance and lower scores do not guarantee rejection. Please see the FAQs for details.

Application Process

Applications to the Master of Arts program in Digital Media Design for Learning are accepted twice yearly. The deadline for materials requested below is February 1 for fall semester matriculation (with the option to begin in summer session); late applications received by May 1 may be reviewed and considered for admission, however, consideration for scholarships and on-campus housing will be limited. The deadline for materials requested below is October 1 for spring semester matriculation. 

  • Step 1: Complete and submit application materials
  • Step 2: Admissions Interview
  • Step 3: Acceptance Announcements

Please click the FAQ link at left for commonly asked questions and answers. Prospective students should register via the 'Request Info' link above for announcements about program information sessions, webinars, and events. For any questions that are not answered via the resources on this website, please email ectdmdl@nyu.edu