Television and Media Management
The stand-alone Master of Science degree prepares students with a solid grounding in business management and specialized courses in the management of television and converged media. The program integrates business course content with current practice in the television industry. Students interact with working professionals on campus and in the field through internships. Course content includes programming analysis and strategy, media analytics and audience measurement, structural analysis and dynamics of media industries, scope and methods of the field, media finance, social media and television, social television, media sales models and practice, media law and ethics, telecommunications policy and public interest law, global television, field internships, and topical electives. The dual-degree option includes a full Master of Business Administration. Students in both programs gain hands-on management experience through internships at broadcast television stations and networks, cable companies, independent production companies and evolving media hybrids that operate in the region and beyond. The program combines practical and academic experience, including courses designed to challenge students to discover the critical interplay between creative process and the business skills required to manage successful media companies.
Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.
|Fall (Sept)||Winter (Jan)||Spring (March)||Summer (June)|
|U. S. Applicants||Sept. 1 (Rolling)||Nov. 23 (Rolling)||Feb. 22 (Rolling)||June 12 (Rolling)|
|International Applicants||June 13 (Rolling)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
International students who would like to enroll in the winter, spring, or summer quarter should contact the program director for special consideration.
For details regarding the items below, please review the Admission Application Instructions.
How to Submit Application MaterialsDrexel Admissions is currently processing application documents received through the U.S. Postal Service and courier services (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.), although there is a slight delay in processing these documents. We strongly recommend that you submit all official transcripts and supporting documentation electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your school is not able to send official transcripts electronically, please request that official documents be sent by mail or courier service. Please allow 3–4 weeks for transcripts and supporting documents sent by mail or courier to be processed. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time at Drexel and around the world. We will process all documents as soon as we receive them, but please expect some delays.
Graduate Admission Application
Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.
Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all of the colleges and universities that you have attended. Please note that transcripts are required regardless of number of credits taken or if the credits were transferred to another school. An admission decision may be delayed if you do not send transcripts from all colleges and universities that you have attended.
Transcripts must show course-by-course grades and degree conferrals. If your school does not notate degree conferrals on the official transcripts, you must provide copies of any graduate or degree certificates.
If your school issues only one transcript for life, you are required to have a course-by-course evaluation completed by an approved transcript evaluation agency.
Precise, word-for-word English translations of all non-English language documents are required along with official documents in the original language. All translations must be completed by the issuing institution or an ATA-certified translator. Visit the American Translators Association website to search for an ATA-certified translator.
International students: If you have already graduated from your previous institution at the time of your application, please email your graduation certificate(s) attached as PDF or Microsoft Word documents to email@example.com. Note: Any international applicant, regardless of program, may be required to provide a transcript evaluation should the Admissions Committee determine it is needed for the application to be reviewed. If your transcripts are selected for a course-by-course evaluation by an external agency, you will be responsible for supplying all necessary documentation and paying all necessary fees to have your transcripts evaluated.
If you have questions regarding what documents you must submit to fulfill the transcript requirements, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Standardized Test Scores
GMAT or GRE test scores are required for applicants to dual degree (MS/MBA) program.;
GRE test scores may be required for MS applicants with less than a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA.
Test of English as a Foreign Language
International applicants are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL minimum scores: 90/577/233), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS minimum Overall Band Score: 6.5), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE minimum score: 61) unless they meet the criteria for a waiver.
Please write approximately 500 words that address the following:
- Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in television and media management at Drexel?
- What do you consider to be the most important problem facing the television industry today, and how will it affect the industry you will manage in the future?
- What are the short-term and long-term plans for your career in the television industry, and how will a degree in television and media management at Drexel further those objectives?
- What was the topic of the best paper you ever wrote as an undergraduate, and why was it the best? You may submit it as a supporting document, if you like.
Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.
Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.
Alternatively, you may submit your recommendation letters by mail. Letters must include the address, phone number, and signature of the recommender. The recommendation envelope must be submitted unopened to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Applicants are encouraged to follow the portfolio guidelines carefully and submit materials that strengthen their application. The portfolio must be completed in SlideRoom.
LeBow College of Business Application (MS/MBA applicants only)
Applicants interested in the dual degree program should contact the director of the Television and Media Management graduate program directly for details. Students are admitted to the MS program first. While in the MS program, students may decide to apply directly to the LeBow College of Business for admission to the MBA portion of the program. All LeBow coursework taken for the MS degree counts toward the MBA degree as well. The additional year of coursework required for the MBA is taken during the year following the completion of the MS coursework.
Meet the Television and Media Management Faculty
Television and Media Management graduate faculty are happy to meet you on-campus, through Skype, or a phone call anytime that works for you. Please reach out to us directly to answer questions or get specific information by contacting Michelle McHugh at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is an excellent opportunity to review your interest in the program and to learn more about careers in the TV industry.
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Please refer to Drexel University Online for application requirements and deadlines.