Department of Media, Culture, and Communication

Master's Program - Media Studies

The master's program in Media, Culture, and Communication offers a rigorous examination of topics at the intersections of media and culture. Our research and curriculum emphasize the study of global media and culture, digital media and new technologies, media history, visual culture, sound studies, media infrastructures, media activism, and political communication. 

Students specialize in one of five Areas of Study: Global and Transcultural Studies, Technology and Society, Visual Culture and Cultural Studies, Persuasion and Politics, Interaction and Social Processes

The program of study is flexible, allowing electives by advisement across the University. We offer graduate study abroad courses in Europe, Asia, and Latin America that examine global media and culture in comparative contexts.

What You'll Learn

Grounded in the liberal arts and social sciences, the program trains agile researchers, able to think critically from diverse perspectives about changing industries, technologies, and cultures. You will work with faculty from a wide variety of media studies disciplines, who include some of the world’s most renowned scholars of media, technology, and culture.

Future Careers

Graduates of MCC's media studies program build careers as astute analyzers of the global media landscape. Our MA alumni find themselves well positioned for careers in both the public and private sectors — working in traditional and new media, research and policy, at cultural institutions and media start-ups. Many pursue doctoral study.

MCC also offers a dual master's degree with Long Island University's Palmer School of Library and Information Science.