Media, Culture, and Communication MA Program Frequently Asked Questions

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communications’s bachelor of science program is rigorous academically and liberal arts-based, giving you the analytical skills you need to assess the sociological, political, and cultural aspects of our media landscape. The program’s diverse faculty inspire MCC majors to consider a wide range of subjects that touch on media and culture.

Please note that our PhD program is quite competitive; last year we accepted 6 students from approximately 220 applications.

Acceptance Rate 550 Applied 134 Accepted 46 Enrolled 24%

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Yes
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No
Exam Details
Masters Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Interview

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships Teaching Assistantships Institutionally-sponsored Loans Scholarship and/or loans Graduate Assistantships Tuition waivers for student who do not receive fellowships or assistantships Career or field-related internships Federal Work-Study Financial support for part-time students


Focus of faculty research: Digital media and new technologies, media criticism, flow of media and culture transnationally and transculturally
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

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What I Study at NYU | Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC)


Is Steinhardt hard to get into?

The acceptance rates for Steinhardt programs are among the highest in the nation. Steinhardt%27s undergraduate acceptance rate hovers around 42%, while the Master%27s and Advanced Certificates acceptance rates at NYU Steinhardt historically average 50%

Is NYU good for media studies?

New York University jumped several spots to #7 on the QS World University Rankings for Communication and Media Studies. Its methodology is founded on academic standing, employer reputation, and scholarly citations (i e. alumni employability in the field).

What is Media, Culture and Communication NYU?

The top-ranked school of education in New York at the moment is NYU Steinhardt, which has been listed among the top 10 schools of education in the country for the past five years.

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