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MA, Media, Culture, and Communication

The MCC MA Student Association

The MCC MA Student Association (MASA) is a student organization that represents the MA graduate student community in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication. It acts as a liaison between graduate students, the department and greater Steinhardt administration, and also creates opportunities for professional and academic development.

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News and Events

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Alumni Mentor Program

Our mentor program pairs MCC alumni with Juniors, Seniors, and MA students.

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MA Cohort At A Glance


  • Female 82% 
  • Male 18%
  • Prefer Not to Say 1%


  • International 60%
  • Caucasian American 15%
  • Hispanic American 7%
  • Asian American 6%
  • Black/African American 6%
  • Two or More Races 5%
  • Prefer Not to Say 1%


  • Foreign National 68%
  • US Citizen 32%

Meet Our Students

picture of MCC student Edna Otuomagie

Edna Otuomagie came to NYU with the purpose of studying global media and its impact on international perspectives on race and ethnicity. While at MCC, she has had the opportunity to study the transnational circulation of global entertainment, black feminist theory, the politics of memory, different methodological approaches to analyzing race and ethnicity around the world, among a variety of other interesting and diverse topics. After graduation, Edna hopes to obtain a job working in the editorial department of a global entertainment media company, telling diverse stories of minority populations from around the world.

picture of MCC student Fernanda Soria

Fernanda Soria is a recipient of a 2020/21 International Fellowship from the American Association of University Women, which supports her research examining the intersections between gender and space politics, borders and violence. Her interests include the remediation of war, practices of resistance, performativity, and material culture transformations. A forthcoming article, 'Border Materiality: Gazing at the Myth,' has been accepted for publication in Grietas, a scholarly journal in Mexico. Fernanda also serves as a Teaching Assistant position for the MCC undergraduate course, History of Media and Communication.

Previously, Fernanda worked for the Mexican NGO Red INTEGRA, which focuses on racism, xenophobia, and migration. Once she completes her MA, Fernanda hopes to start her PhD and further pursue an academic career as a media scholar.

Recent Industry & Academic Placements

MCC MA to PhD Placements (< 5 Years)

  • University of California (Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara)
  • New York University
  • Cornell University
  • Columbia University
  • McGill University
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • London School of Economics
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Common Program Areas for PhD Study

  • Media & Communications Studies
  • Sociology & Anthropology
  • Cultural Studies; African American, Latin & Latino American, and American Studies
  • Film & Media and Visual Arts
  • MBA & Business Management

Job Placements after Graduation (< 5 Years)

  • Young & Rubicam Group, Global Communications Associate
  • Nickelodeon, Senior Digital Analyst for User Experience
  • Stanford Arts Institute, Grants Administrator and Programs Assistant
  • United Nations, International External Relations Specialist
  • VH1/CMT at MTV Networks, Senior Manager of Digital Consumer Insights
  • NBCUniversal, National Sales Planner for Telemundo
  • L2 Think Tank, Research Associate
  • Vogue, Fashion & Accessories Director
  • Simon & Schuster, Online Marketing Manager
  • Director, IP Development & Marketing at Vox Media
  • Vice President at Edelman Mexico
  • Head of Games and XR Research at Nielsen

Undergraduate Majors

  • Communication, Media, Television & Film Studies
  • Cultural Studies (African American, Latin & Latino American Studies, American Studies, French Studies, etc.)
  • Business 
  • Political Science & Public Policy
  • Psychology, Anthropology, & Sociology
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • Engineering
  • Literature


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