- The MA Program offers students a distinctive opportunity to pursue their diverse scholarly interests in a vibrant, supportive atmosphere conducive to addressing issues of social justice in a variety of contexts.
- The program bridges two main scholarly approaches to the study of communication, media, and culture – political economy and critical cultural studies.
- It is designed to advance original and provocative interpretations of everyday communicative and symbolic environments; facilitate research on the definition, evolution, and transformation of rights and communicative practices, whether through policy, culture, and/or custom; and develop practices and strategies oriented toward social justice initiatives.
Topics of Interest
- Ownership and control of media, information technology and globalization
- Communication networks, new media, alternative media, and social justice movements
- Cultural production, consumption, identity, politics and practices of “representation” (class, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, etc.), and popular culture
- Commodification of information, culture and communication
Program Specific Admission Requirements
Deadline for Fall: January 15
Minimum TOEFL: IBT-100
Minimum IELTS: 7.0
Statement of purpose (approx. 500 words)
Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume
Writing sample (10-15 pages)
Two academic letters of reference