The Master of Arts in Media Studies program welcomes applications from individuals whose prior 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.
February 15 for the following fall semester
November 1 for the following spring semester
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 email@example.com 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 readmit, 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 in PDF format. 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 a Materials Cover Sheet.
See special requirements regarding English language proficiency and transcript evaluations.
Go to the registrar 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 program. 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
A decision to admit is always contingent upon the
student's successful completion of any current studies and the receipt
of a final transcript by the Admission Committee. An official final
transcript must be on record before a student begins classes.
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.
Students who wish to apply to more than one graduate degree program at
The New School must call the Office of Admission for instructions, at
212.229.5150 or toll-free at 800.292.3040.
72 5th Ave., 3rd Floor (Map)
New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 212.229.5150 or 800.862.5039
School of Media Studies
2 West 13th St., Room 1216 (Map)
New York, NY 10011