The Master of Arts in Media Studies program welcomes applications from individuals whose education and experience demonstrate motivation and creativity. Recent college graduates, people working in related fields, and career changers are all welcome. The only prerequisite for admission is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
You can take the program full-time or part-time. Applicants who have
completed relevant graduate-level courses at this or another college
university may be able to transfer up to nine credits to the New School Media Studies program.
Rolling admission is available after the priority deadline. Applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
application materials must be received in the Office of Admission by
the deadline date for priority consideration.
The Office of Graduate Admission is available to assist you during the application process. You are encouraged to email the Media Studies Admission liaison, Sarah VanHorn, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions during the application process.
ahead to meet the application deadline. It takes time for supporting
documents such as official transcripts and reference letters to reach
The New School. Your application will not be reviewed until all the
required documents have been received by the Office of Admission.
All applicants (except re-admit, nondegree, and visiting) are required to use the online application.
The application fee and most supporting documents can be submitted
online with the application form. The online application form includes
detailed instructions for all the items describe below. You can also download the instructions. Please read the instructions carefully before filling out the application.
who wish to take courses without matriculating (nondegree or visiting students) and
former students seeking readmission must contact the Office of
Admission for application instructions.
A complete MA Media Studies application includes:
Any supporting documents not submitted online can be mailed to the Office of Admission accompanied by an application materials cover sheet.
Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript, mark sheet, or academic record for each institution attended (even if they didn't receive a degree) in the Educational Background section of the online application. These copies must be uploaded before the application is submitted. All transcript uploads must be accompanied by a key, a legend, or the back copy of the transcript. All uploaded transcripts are considered unofficial.
Non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation. Records from non-U.S. institutions must have grades or marks and contain a copy of diploma if the degree has been conferred.
Make sure your name appears on the transcript or record. Scans must be clear and legible. Do not mail materials that have been uploaded with the online application or any other materials unless they are requested by the admission office.
If you have trouble uploading your transcript, email email@example.com with the subject line "Upload Transcript Issue" and give a detailed description of the issue and attach the document in question.
The New School reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admission process. Any fraudulent activity or discrepancies found between uploaded and official transcripts will result in the immediate revocation of admission and/or dismissal from The New School.
Applicants offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts (as well as official certified translations and evaluations of the transcripts or mark sheets and degree certifications if the degree was earned outside of the United States) to The New School.
Your offer of admission will be contingent upon the receipt and verification of these official documents. New students will not be permitted to register for their second semester of study until all official transcripts (including degree awarding transcripts) have been received by the Office of Graduate Admission.
Official transcripts should have an original signature or a raised university seal and must be received in a sealed envelope that has been signed or stamped by the issuing university's registrar or records office. Applicants can send official transcripts with an Application Materials Cover Sheet or request that institutions send transcripts directly to the Office of Graduate Admission.
The New School will accept electronic transcripts sent from the following approved vendors:
We do not accept electronic transcripts sent directly by a student or school offices as official transcripts. This policy does not apply to international documents. All international academic credentials must be translated and evaluated by either WES or another NACES provider.
All transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
See special requirements for transcript evaluation.
See special requirements for English language proficiency.
Visit the Registrar website for current tuition tables and to Student Financial Services for estimates of other costs of attendance. Speak to an admission
counselor if you are concerned about costs. The New School will work
with you to help you finance your graduate studies. All accepted
students are automatically considered for New School merit-based
scholarships, fellowships, and assistantships.
All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are considered for loans and grants on the basis of need. (The New
School's federal school code is 002780.) You do not have to wait for an
admission decision to file the FAFSA. You can file for the next year
beginning January 1.
applicants will receive a letter of acceptance, which includes detailed
information about and instructions for financial aid, housing, tuition and
fees, student visas (for nonresidents of the United States), and other
materials submitted in association with the application for admission
become the property of The New School and cannot be returned to you or
transmitted to a third party.
In any given term, a student may apply to only one department or program within The New School. Applicants who file more than one application in a given semester will be required to withdraw one of the applications, and application fees will not be refunded.
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