Apply for an M.A. | Department of Media Arts

Apply for an M.A.


Deadline for Fall 2024 admission is March 1, 2024.

You must meet the requirements of both the Toulouse Graduate School and the Department of Media Arts to apply for admission to the M.A. in Media Industries and Critical Cultural Studies. The minimum requirements for admission are: completion of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an overall GPA of at least 3.0, and completion of a minimum of 24 hours of undergraduate courses in Media Arts, or a related field.

If you meet the above criteria, take the following steps to apply for admission to the M.A. in Media Industries and Critical Cultural Studies:


Apply directly to the Toulouse Graduate School. You will then be prompted to submit the following:

  • An "Apply Texas" application form
  • Application Fee
  • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
  • International applicants from select countries must provide evidence of English language proficiency. For more information, see UNT's English Language Requirements.


Submit the following documents directly to Dr. Jennifer Gómez Menjívar, Director of Master of Arts program:

  • A Statement of Purpose. In 1-2 pages, explain how pursuing a graduate degree in our department will aid in your professional plans and/or career aspirations. Indicate the names of any faculty members whose research and/or professional experience aligns with your goals.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. These can come from current or former professors. Or, an applicant who has worked professionally in media may submit a letter from a person who has supervised their work.
  • A Writing Sample (normally a final paper completed for a course).
  • The Media Arts MA Admissions Committee may require an interview of certain applicants under consideration. This interview may take place in person, via telephone or video conference.


Several graduate assistantships, including teaching and research assistantships, are awarded each year to new and continuing students. These assistantships can significantly help with the cost of the degree. Email Dr. Jennifer Gómez Menjívar, Director of Master of Arts program, if you are interested in applying for an assistantship.


Admissions for Fall 2024: March 1, 2024. You can anticipate a decision notification by early April.