The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Media and Cultures (MS-GMC) is a joint degree from the School of Modern Languages and the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. It prepares students to pursue professional careers that require advanced training in communication and media as well as expertise in a particular linguistic region of the world. The curriculum provides a theoretical grounding in media and cultural studies, advanced training in a critical global language, and hands-on cross-cultural experience that prepares students for the professional world.
The MS-GMC is offered in six tracks: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. To graduate, students must complete 30 credit hours and demonstrate expertise in a specialized area of global media and culture through (1) targeted coursework in LMC and ML, (2) the defense of a professional portfolio, and (3) the completion of a culminating project (thesis, internship, or individual project).