Upcoming Admissions Information Sessions

Webinar about the NYU at Weber Shandwick: Masters in Residence Program: Join us online December 13, 2017 at 4:30 PM EST to learn about this exciting scholarship designed for select students who enroll in the MA in Media, Culture, and Communication program. RSVP HERE. 

In-Person Info Session: Please join us at the MCC office on December 5, 2017 at 5:30 PM EST 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 and current graduate students that highlight some of the current and diverse areas of research taught in the Master's Program. RSVP HERE


The deadline for receipt of all materials is February 1, 2018 for Fall (September) 2018 admission.

All US citizens and permanent residents who wish to be considered for scholarship funding must submit a FAFSA by February 1, 2018. 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 financial aid website. Please note: some scholarships require a separate application. 

If you submitted a test score using an incorrect institution code, you have to contact the testing agency and have the test scores resent using the correct code.  See more information on test scores.

If you submitted an application but need to submit a component of your application late, you will need to submit those materials in hard copy by mail to the Office of Graduate Admissions, 82 Washington Square East, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003. Please include a document cover sheet; this will help the admissions office staff match the materials with your application. 

Application Instructions

See the Steinhardt Graduate Admissions guide for instructions on how to apply. 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:

  1. The online application form and fee 
  2. A statement of purpose/personal statement (2–3 pages double-spaced) that explains your purpose in undertaking graduate study in media, culture, and communication
  3. Two letters of recommendation from persons in a position to assess your ability to succeed in a graduate program
  4. A résumé of your academic and professional experience
  5. Transcripts
  6. GRE scores (General Test, institution code 2556, no departmental code required).

Please carefully review the information addressing transcript requirements and letters of recommendation. Most questions about these applications components are answered on these pages.

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

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

Additional Information for International Students

International applicants should carefully review the Special Instructions for International Applicants for information about English proficiency exams and transcript translation.

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.