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 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.
Transcripts in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English language translation. Records from non-U.S. institutions must include grades or marks and contain a copy of the diploma if a 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," give a detailed description of the problem, 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 in a sealed envelope that has been signed or stamped by the issuing university's registrar or records office. Applicants may send official transcripts with an Application Materials Cover Sheet, or applicants can 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.
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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