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Media Studies

Our research-oriented program is ideal for students who want to better understand mass communications.

If you have mass media experience and would like to further examine the mass communications process in depth through research, our academic master's program is the right place for you. As a Newhouse media studies student you will, through investigation of contemporary media systems and processes, assess the media's relationship with the world. Research opportunities abound in our program. Areas of inquiry include media and diversity, political communication, social effects and media psychology. Media studies is an excellent foundation for doctoral study or for research-oriented jobs in the private or public sector.

Pursue your interests and share your findings with the academic world

Our program provides valuable flexibility, allowing you to pursue your individual academic interests. You can work closely with faculty on your research and present your findings at national conventions.

You begin your two-year program in the fall semester and must complete your degree with a master's thesis in addition to your coursework. You may take electives from any Newhouse department as well as other schools and colleges at Syracuse University.

For more information about the media studies program contact:

Brad Gorham
Office: 318-B Newhouse 3


Amy Arends
Academic Advisor
Office: 454 Newhouse 3

Visit the graduate admissions section for a list of frequently asked questions to learn more about media studies admissions.