NYU Steinhardt News

MCC and Weber Shandwick Launch Masters in Residence Program

NYU Steinhardt and Weber Shandwick form first-of-its-kind partnership to increase technology-engaged, diverse professionals in media, and bridge the academic-professional gap.

Global media agency Weber Shandwick and the NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication have joined forces to diversify the study and practice of media.

The NYU at Weber Shandwick: Masters in Residence program is focused on increasing the number of technology-engaged, globally-savvy, diverse, future media and communications professionals by reducing barriers to graduate education and industry advancement for historically underrepresented students. 

Selected scholars receive funded tuition in the department's MA degree program; personalized academic mentoring from a designated NYU faculty member; a part-time paid position during Fall and Spring semesters at Weber Shandwick, with professional training from senior executives who also serve as mentor on a creative cumulative project driven by the student; and eligibility for summer employment after students’ first year in one of Weber Shandwick’s global offices.