2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Media Studies, MA


Bradley Gorham, Director of Media Studies Program
318 Newhouse 3, 315-443-3372, masscomm@syr.edu


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.

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