Most students have educational backgrounds or work experience in communication media or a related field, but the only prerequisite is a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
February 15 for fall semester admission
November 1 for spring semester admission
Rolling admission is available after the deadline. Applications are evaluated on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Office of Admission.
The Office of Graduate Admission is available to assist you during the
application process. You are encouraged to email the Media Management
Admission liaison, Sarah VanHorn, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions during the application process.
Plan 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 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 described below. You can also download the instructions (PDF). Please read the instructions carefully before filling out the application.
Former students seeking readmission must contact the Office of Admission for application instructions.
A complete Certificate in Media Management application includes the following items:
Any supporting documents not submitted online can be mailed to the Office of Admission accompanied by an Application Materials Cover Sheet (PDF).
Applicants must upload an unofficial transcript, mark sheet, or academic record for each institution (even if they didn’t receive a degree) in the Educational Background section of the online application.
The New School reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions 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. Transcripts uploaded with the online application are considered unofficial.
Applicants offered admission will be required to submit official transcripts (as well as official certified translations and evaluations of the transcripts/mark sheets and degree certifications if the degree was earned outside of the U.S.) to The New School. Admitted applicants must submit all official transcripts pertaining to their entire academic career.
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. Transcripts uploaded with the online application do not satisfy this requirement.
Please contact the Office of Graduate Admission for questions about transfer requirements.
Official transcripts should have an original signature or a raised university seal, and must be in a sealed envelope that has been signed or stamped by the issuing university’s registrar or records office. Applicants can either send official transcripts with an Application Materials Cover Sheet or request that institutions send transcripts directly to The New School at the mailing address for supplemental application materials:
The New School
Office of Graduate Admission
Media Studies/Media Management (NS 300)
79 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor
New York, NY 10003
The New School accepts electronic transcripts only from our approved vendors. The New School’s approved vendors in order of preference are:
We do not accept electronic transcripts sent directly by a student or school offices. Note: All international academic credentials must be submitted as indicated in the International Academic Credentials sections below.
All transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by a certified English language translation.
Applicants who would like to transfer academic credits earned at non-U.S. institutions are required to have their transcript(s) evaluated by World Education Services (WES), our preferred provider, or by another member of the National Association of Credit Evaluation Services (NACES). A course-by-course evaluation must be prepared for each transcript. If using WES, visit www.wes.org for instructions and to begin the application process. The "Required Documents" section will explain what to send. If you request your report online, search for "New School Graduate" when selecting our institution. WES will send your completed evaluation directly to The New School. If using another NACES provider, follow instructions for that provider. Mailed evaluations and translations should be sent to the mailing address provided for supporting materials. Applicants forwarding these sealed documents should include an Application Materials Cover Sheet.
All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. The minimum score required for TOEFL (IB) is 100, for IELTS is 7.0, and for PTE is 68. Our TOEFL institution code is 2554. The TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement may be waived for applicants who have earned a 4-year degree from a U.S. College or University, or for citizens of the following countries whose native language is also English: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, or Common Wealth Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago). Arrange for the testing service to send your test scores directly to The New School using the institution codes listed above. We accept scores taken within the past two years. If your scores are older, you must retake the test. For more information, visit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE.
Tuition is charged per credit. Go to the registrar to see the current tuition table. Speak to an admission counselor if you are concerned about costs. The New School will work with you to help you finance your program. Prospective students may also wish to talk to their employers about defraying the costs of the certificate program.
Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance, which includes detailed information about and instructions for registration, financial aid, housing, student visas (for nonresidents of the United States), and other matters.
All materials submitted in association with the application for admission become the property of The New School and cannot be returned to the applicant or transmitted to a third party.
Students can apply to only one department or program at The New School in any given term. 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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