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. Details and a complete list of scholarships are available on the admissions website. Please note: some scholarships require a separate application.
[Updated February 11, 2013] The application for Fall 2013 is now closed. We hope to notify all applicants of our decision by mid- to late-March. An update will be provided here at that time.
[Updated March 20, 2013] Faculty are completing the review of applications and we excpect to send out email notifications next week. Most admitted applicants who are admitted should receive an email by Thursday, March 28, 2013.
[Updated April 3, 2013] All admitted applicants have been notified of the decision and the remaining applicants (including those who have been wait listed) have been or will soon be notified. Applicants who have not received a decision by April 8 can contact us to inquire.
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.