Master of Science in Global Media and Cultures

The Master in Global Media and Cultures (MSGMC) combines the nationally recognized disciplinary strengths of Georgia Tech’s Schools of Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC) and Modern Languages (ML) into an exciting and uniquely synergistic multidisciplinary opportunity. The partly collaboratively taught curriculum offers a humanities-based graduate education to students interested in merging new media skills and competencies with linguistic and intercultural expertise, providing them with a competitive advantage in the marketplace and non-profit sectors. Multidisciplinary expertise in the linguistic and cultural study of media forms and technology will add value to students who seek employment in international business, government, or global development and service, including those working in organizations focusing on social entrepreneurship, civic engagement, sustainability, advertising, public relations, journalism, and broadcasting. The opportunities for applied cross-cultural and comparative training embedded in the degree will be useful for individuals working as communication managers in corporations, non-profits, and government and for those working in creative media arts, including cinema, and television.

Program of Study

The degree requirements are adaptable for individualized needs and interests. Each student’s course of study will be designed through dual advising by faculty from each School.

Required courses
GMC 6001Introduction to Global Media and Cultures3
GMC 6002Research Methodologies1
GMC 6003Prof Portfolio Media2
LMC courses (6000-level) 16
Modern Languages courses 26
Electives (LMC or ModLang) 36
Culminating Project 46
Total Credit Hours30

Other program guidelines:

  • Required courses, electives, and culminating project should indicate a clear area of specialization in a linguistic, cultural, thematic, or disciplinary area of inquiry.
  • Students must take a minimum of 6 credit hours each in ML and LMC. They may take a maximum of 18 credit hours in one School for their individualized program of study.
  • Students may enroll in Internships (domestic or abroad), Language Practicum courses (domestic or abroad), or Intercultural Seminar for up to 6 credits each. In total, students may count no more than 12 credits of courses in these categories toward the degree. Students may enroll in no more than 3 credits of MS Thesis in Summer Semester.
  • 3 credits of elective coursework can be undertaken in another unit, as per approval by graduate advisor.