Graduate Admissions

Join us as a graduate student

Whether you’re seeking advanced training to further a current media career or you plan to pursue an academic path, we have a graduate program for you.


We offer two master’s degree programs and one doctoral program.

The M.S. in media offers four practical concentrations in professional areas: design and production, journalism, media management and public relations.

The M.A. in media arts and sciences is a starting point for further study at the doctoral level or a career in research or teaching.

The Ph.D. in media arts and sciences prepares students for a career in research or academia.

Application deadlines and fees

Admission to graduate programs at The Media School is very selective. For best consideration, apply as early as possible.

International students must apply by Dec. 1. The application fee is $65 and must be paid by credit card.

U.S. students must apply by Jan. 15. The application fee is $55.

Applications are not processed until the fee is paid.

Admissions requirements for graduate programs

Admissions requirements vary with each program. Refer to the information for your anticipated program on this page.

The Media School code for both the GRE and TOEFL is 1324.

How to send your transcripts

In order for your application to be considered complete, you must ensure we get official transcripts from all previous higher education institutions. There are three acceptable options for sending them:

  • The college or university may mail us a hard copy of the official transcript directly.
  • The college or university may securely email us an official electronic transcript.
  • You may place a hard copy transcript sealed by the college or university in a larger envelope and mail it to us. If it is not obvious that the transcript was sealed by the institution, we will not accept it as official.

Ready to apply?

Whether you’re a U.S. citizen or international student, the first step toward joining us as a graduate student at The Media School is to complete the online application form.

For further information, please email our graduate studies office at or call 812-855-0570.

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