Contact: Director of Media Studies Program, TBA
454 Newhouse 3, 315-443-3372.
Faculty: See Faculty for the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
This program emphasizes media processes and effects. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, political communication, social effects, and media and diversity. This program stresses media theory and research, with students exploring a topic of their choosing in a culminating thesis. It is excellent preparation for more advanced study at the doctoral level or for research-oriented jobs in the private or public sector.
This 36-credit program leads to a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media Studies.
Three credits of undergraduate or graduate coursework in media skills. Extensive professional experience can be substituted by petition.
Proseminar for Graduate Study (0 credit)
Quantitative Methods for Mass Communications Research
Qualitative Methods for Mass Communications Research
Telecommunications Law and Policy
Graduate-level professional skills course approved by Director of Media Studies.
Perspectives in Communications Course (choose two)
Economics, Persuasion, and the Global Marketplace
Origins of Contemporary Media Issues
Selected Topics in Research Communications
Critical and Historical Perspectives on Television, Radio, and Film
Communications Industry Frontiers
Social Effects of Television
Electives 9 credits (choose three)
Elective courses will be selected in consultation with the student’s advisor from the broad range of graduate offerings in the Newhouse School and the University at large.
Thesis (3 credits)
TOTAL: 36 credits