Graduate Study Programs In Media
Media Psychology focuses on the psychology behind media and technology use and impact. It is central to understanding behavior with- in many disciplines,
including, in part, technology; public policy and government;
telecommunications; software; education; health care;
The roles of media psychologists continue to evolve as the media landscape becomes more complex and fluid. Based on a 1998 study by Luskin & Friedland, the roles Media Psychologists include making
new technologies more effective and user friendly; using
new technology to enhance clinical psychology; working
in education or training; developing media standards;
working in commercial fields; studying sociological
and psychological media effects; developing material
for challenged populations; working with deviant or
criminal populations; writing or being
expert guests in various media; consulting with media
personnel; researching ways to improve the media;
The field of Media Psychology is multidisciplinary and is often integrated with
or overlaps other areas of study and programs. This list will continue to grow. If you have suggestions or programs that should be included, please let us know! Email: apadivision46 [at] gmail.com
Graduate University (FGU) www.fielding.edu
Fielding Graduate University offers a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Media Psychology. Psychology is the foundation of the program, and the program
focus is the application of psychology to multi-media
and media effects.
Fielding Graduate University's School of Educational Leadership and Change also offers an Ed.D. with a concentration in
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP) www.mspp.edu
Media Psychology Program
MSPP’s offers a 1-year accelerated Master’s program in Media Psychology to give students an understanding of the impact and potential of media technologies for individuals and groups. The program focus is how media can be utilized for social change and socially constructive purposes across the domains of entertainment, education, business, and government. The MA in Media Psychology at MSPP offers students the ability to focus their interest through concentrations in Education, Health Care & Behavior Change, Interactive Media & Gaming, Positive Psychology, Organizational Communication and Marketing/Branding. For information, contact Admissions@MSPP.edu.
Media Communications and Psychology
Touro University Worldwide (TUW) www.tuw.touro.edu
Master's in Media and Communication Psychology: Gain an understanding of 21st century advances in media and communications in society and the workplace. This Media and Communications Psychology program is fully online. Each student enjoys a convenient quality opportunity to earn a Master’s degree at his or her own time and pace while working. For more information visit the website or contact Student Information Specialist, Kristen Crandall.
State University, Los Angeles
Offers an M.A. in psychology.
Course work can be completed in Media Psychology
with Dr. Stuart Fischoff.
Media Studies and Technology
Institute of Technology
A two-year program leading to Master of Science degree in Comparative
Media Studies (CMS) is part of the School of Humanities
and Social Sciences. CMS has been described as focused
on the social, cultural, political, legal, and ethical
implications of media, in a larger historical context.
Ph.D. in Media Arts and Science Program (also known as the Media Lab)
is part of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
The Media Lab as been described as a place for
designing and developing innovative new technologies.
of Chicago www.uchicago.edu
Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Program offers a Ph.D. program that
focuses on the history, theory, and criticism of film
of Denver www.dms.du.edu
Offers an M.A. in Digital Media Studies.
This program is in partnership with the School
of Communication, School of Art and Art History, and
the Department of Computer Science.
of Iowa www.uiowa.edu
Offers a graduate program in Media Studies with-in the Department of
York University, Steinhardt School of Education www.nyu.edu
Offers both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Communication and Technology.
Offers a Ph.D. program in Communication Theory and Research. This program
prepares students to conduct research on communication
processes and effects within social and behavioral sciences.
New School www.newschool.edu
Offers an M.A. in Media Studies. This program explores the relationship
between theory and practice across comparative media.
of Stirling (Scotland)
Offers an MSc/Dip through their Film and Media Studies Department.
This program also has an online program.
for further information.
of Sussex (U.K)
Offers two Masters Degrees, one in Media Studies, the other in Digital
of Western Ontario (Canada) www.uwo.edu
The Master of Arts in Media Studies is an interdisciplinary study of
media, technology, and culture.
sites of interest
MediaStudies.com provides links to educational guidelines,
international news outlets, and other resources for
media educators, students, and researchers.
* The programs listed
are for informational purposes only and are not to be
viewed as being endorsed by Division 46.