Degrees of Study

Master of Science

The Program in Media Arts and Sciences (MAS) offers the master of science degree.

  • Residency of two academic years (one semester may be a summer semester)
  • Research thesis
  • Five academic course subjects over two years, in addition to research work

Doctor of Philosophy in Media Arts and Sciences


  • Qualifying examination (consisting of written and oral components)
  • Program of original research leading to a thesis, and a thesis defense

Students pursuing the PhD degree without a master’s in media arts and sciences are usually admitted first as master’s students; continuation to the doctoral program is then conditional on performance in the master’s program.