The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 1, 2014 for Fall (September) 2014 admission.
All US citizens and permanent residents who wish to be considered for scholarship funding must submit a FAFSA by February 1, 2014. NYU Steinhardt offers one scholarship for international students; the Graduate Education Scholarship for North American Scholars is available to citizens of Mexico or Canada. Details and a complete list of scholarships are available on the admissions website. Please note: some scholarships require a separate application.
Our annual admissions information session took place on Thursday, September 26. There are no more information sessions this semester; please schedule an appointment if you would like to talk with someone about the program. The next admissions deadline is February 1, 2014 for Fall (September) 2014 start.
If you submitted a GRE or TOEFL score using an incorrect institution code, send an email to Steinhardt's Office of Graduate Admissions to confirm that your score has been received.
Application forms and instructions are available from the NYU Steinhardt Office of Graduate Admissions. The application requirements for the MA in Media, Culture, and Communication and the dual degree program (MA/MSLIS) are the same.
Please send all materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Processing of an application will be delayed if materials are sent to the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication.
An application to the MA program in Media, Culture, and Communication includes:
- The application form and fee
- A statement of purpose/personal statement (2 - 3 pages double-spaced) that explains your purpose in undertaking graduate study in media, culture, and communication
- Two letters of recommendation from persons in a position to assess your ability to succeed in a graduate program
- A résumé of your academic and professional experience
- GRE scores (General Test, institution code 2556, no departmental code required).
The major code for the MA program is MDCC; the major code for the dual degree program is MCLS; there is no option code required for either program. Dual degree applicants must also apply to Long Island University's Palmer School of Library and Information Science.
International applicants should carefully review the Special Instructions for International Applicants for information about TOEFL requirements and transcript translation.
Please note: we receive an enormous number of inquiries from prospective students. Our FAQ page will provide you with basic information about the program.