Advising is an important part of the student experience in any graduate program. The School of Media Studies offers many forms of advising support to students working toward the MA or MS degree or one of the graduate certificates.
All full-time Media Studies faculty members are available to serve as advisors, and you can select any one of them to fill that role for you. Various subdisciplines in the field of media studies are represented among the faculty. You will be assigned a faculty advisor to meet with you when you first enter the program, but as you progress in your course of study, we want you to be self-directed and proactive in seeking guidance from an instructor who shares your interests. Please review our faculty profiles and select a full-time faculty advisor on the basis of your own academic and professional goals. If you have questions about the process of choosing a faculty advisor, contact [email protected].
The faculty advisor will help you
- Assess your academic needs
- Formulate your goals and objectives
- Plan your course of study and your postgraduate career path
Use Starfish, the Student Success Network, to make online appointments with faculty advisors.
The Student Affairs Office
The Student Affairs advisor and student ambassadors are available to talk with you at any time. They will help you build a closer connection with faculty advisors. Student ambassadors and Media Studies office staff can assist with needs such as
- Administrative support and special requests (e.g., clarifying university and program policies and procedures)
- Course selection
- Degree audits
- Navigation of the university structure
- Program requirements
Email [email protected] to book an appointment.
Use the Degreeworks feature in your MyNewSchool account to track your progress and follow either the thesis or the non-thesis track before meeting with an advisor.