Forms & Resources

New students register for courses during a one-day orientation before the start of their semester of matriculation. Returning students register in November for spring semester courses and in April for fall semester courses.

The following documents will help you as you register for courses:
Stern School of Business Cross Registration Form
Full/Half-Time Equivalency
Incomplete Grade
Other registration and academic forms are available here

New Student Materials

Here you will find viewable and downloadable documents and forms to help you get started as a new master's degree student in Media, Culture, and Communication.

MA Handbook
Program Checklist
Request for Graduate Transfer Credit
Business Card Request Form

Thesis | MA Exam | Professional Writing

Master’s students must complete a required culminating experience in order to graduate; you may enroll in the Professional Writing course or complete either a thesis  or MA exam. The guidelines for these are available in the following documents:

MA Exam Information
MA Thesis Guide

MA Thesis Application
Thesis Final Approval Form

The following are MA exam bibliographies for the core seminar and areas of study:
Core Seminar
Visual Culture and Cultural Studies
Global and Transcultural Communication
Interaction and Social Processes
Persuasion and Politics
Technology and Society

Independent Study

Independent Study Form
Independent Study Policies and Procedures

Mitchell Leaska Scholarship for Graduate Students

This award honors the legacy of Mitchell Leaska, a distinguished professor at NYU Steinhardt for close to 40 years. Media, Culture, and Communication graduate students are eligible to apply for funds to support the preparation and presentation of original scholarly work at conferences. Note: Students can only receive this award one time during their academic tenure at NYU Steinhardt. 

View additional funding sources

Career Resources

The NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development offers extensive career services and event programming for both undergraduate and graduate students. Create a CareerNet account to register for career-related events on campus and to access NYU's job board. 

The Department has compiled suggestions for MCC students beginning the job search.