Department of Communication Studies College of Arts, Media and Design Northeastern University

Department of Communication Studies College of Arts, Media and Design Northeastern University


Master of Arts in Communication, Media and Cultural Studies

The Master of Arts in Communication, Media, and Cultural Studies is inherently interdisciplinary and draws on Northeastern University's strength in faculty and industry alliances to provide an entry point for students to interrogate the relationship between media, representation, the public, and culture. Graduates have gone on to further advanced study, and have enhanced their credentials to establish themselves in a variety of fields, including teaching, production, publishing, writing, law, business, and consulting.

Small seminar classes, close faculty advising, and tailored course-loads make this a flexible program. Areas of specialization have included social uses of popular music, media industries, cultural policy, media and democracy, critical race theory, feminist and postcolonial theory, television studies, media history, critical pedagogy, and independent film and video production.

The program draws on the history, theoretical innovations, research methodologies, and critical practices of traditional and emerging forms of communication. As technology expands and shifts individuals' relationship with media culture, this program responds to the call for active citizenship in an increasingly global society.

More Information

More information is available regarding graduate applications and graduate studies at Northeastern University.

Location & Contact

Contact Info
Dr. Joanne Morreale
Graduate Coordinator
Boston, MA 02115-5096
Phone: 617-373-2506

Contact Info
Jo-Anne Dickinson
Admissions Contact
Boston, MA 02115-5096
Phone: 617-373-5990
Fax: 617-373-7281

Degrees & Award

Programs Offered:
Offers Communication, Media, And Cultural Studies (MA).
Degree Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, Thesis (For Some Programs).


Entrance Requirements:
For Master&Apos;S, GRE. Additional Exam Requirements/Recommendations For International Students: Required&Mdash;TOEFL Or IELTS.
Application Deadline:
For Fall Admission, 2/1 Priority Date For Domestic Students, 2/1 For International Students. Applications Are Processed On A Rolling Basis.
Application Fee:

Student Body

Student Population:
8 Full-Time, 1 Part-Time.


25 Full-Time, 6 Part-Time/Adjunct.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid:
Federal Work-Study And Scholarships/Grants Available.

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