MA Admissions

Upcoming Admissions Information Sessions

November 14, 2018 at 12:00 EST: Please RSVP. 
  • MCC MA Online Chat: Please join MCC's graduate advisors to learn more about the Master's Degree in Media, Culture, and Communication. During this session will learn about the application process, program curriculum, degree requirements, and more!  
November 29, 2018 at 4:30 EST: Please RSVP
  • MCC Diversity Scholarship- Online Information Session: Please join us to learn more about the NYU at Weber Shandwick: Masters in Residence program, for select students who enroll in the MA in Media, Culture, and Communication. This exciting diversity scholarship is designed to eliminate barriers to graduate education for historically underrepresented applicants, while offering students professional pathways to succeed in a dynamically changing media landscape.
    • See a short presentation with the NYU at WS Program Lead, Alexandria Meier, Vice Provost Faculty Engagement & Development, Charlton Mcllwain and hear from a current Weber Shandwick Masters in Residence.
    • Learn about the goals of the Weber Shandwick and NYU partnership.
    • Get your questions answered in time to apply for the scholarship!
December 6, 2018 at 5:30 EST: 239 Greene St. 8th Floor Please RSVP
  • On Campus Open House: Please join us to learn more about the Master's program in Media, Culture, and Communication. Prospective students will have the opportunity to listen to "mini-lectures" from Faculty that highlight some of the current and diverse areas of research taught in the Master's Program. 
Admissions Deadline

All application materials must be received, not postmarked by, February 1, 2019 for Fall (September) 2019 admission. MCC does not offer Spring admission. 

All US citizens and permanent residents who wish to be considered for scholarship funding must submit a FAFSA by February 1, 2019. Details and a complete list of scholarships are available on the financial aid website. Please note: some scholarships require a separate application. 

Application Instructions

The Steinhardt Graduate Appliccation Guide provides information on all aspects of the MA application including

  • Transcript, test score, and letters of recommendations guides
  • Financial Aid
  • Tuition of cost and attendance
  • Instructions for international applicants
  • Policy on appliccation fee waivers
  • Where to send missing or additional documents

The application guides for the MA in Media, Culture, and Communication and the MCC and Library and Information Science- Dual Degree (MCLS-MA) offer specific instructions on how to apply. 

Application Instructions

Contact MCC Graduate Advisors for more information about the MA program. 

Please note: we receive an enormous number of inquiries from prospective students. Our FAQ page will provide you with basic information about the program.

Program Benefits for International Students

If you’re an international student, you may be able to work in the United States after graduation for an extended period of time. Most students studying on F-1 visas will be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work authorization. F-1 students in our program may also be eligible for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) OPT extension, allowing you to extend your time in the United States to pursue degree-related work experience for a total of 36 months or 3 years. For more information on who can apply for this extension and how, see NYU’s Office of Global Services: STEM OPT.