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Master of Science in Media Arts and Technology

The Master's degree in Media Arts and Technology enables students to navigate technological, cultural and economic opportunities in the fields of Multimedia and Web Development. Students can immerse themselves in the production aspects of these fields or choose a course of study that emphasizes management and strategy.  

Some of our M.S. students are recent college graduates seeking to enhance their career options, others are in mid-career seeking to advance in their chosen fields or prepare themselves to cross over into new fields. Our instructors are leading scholars in media and multimedia but also possess significant professional credentials and provide real-world, hands-on learning environments so that students understand the larger contexts of their work, possess the technical proficiency to excel at that work, and are positioned to seize opportunities as media technologies and industries evolve and change.

The M.S. In Media Arts and Technology offers concentrations in three diverse fields of study.

Media Management Concentration

The Media Management Concentration is for current and prospective media professionals in journalism, media management, public relations, advertising, publishing, and new media. Students learn critical media skills and theory and work with faculty mentors who will help them shape a course of study that suits their goals.

Media Management Courses and Requirements

Digital Media Concentration

The Digital Media Concentration focuses on Multimedia Planning, Design and Production. Students develop an understanding of computer and mobile technologies and industry-standard hardware and software, multimedia design, digital media creation, instructional design, 3D and animation, and gaming.

Digital Media Courses and Requirements

Web Design and Development Concentration

The Web Design and Development Concentration prepares students to work in the Web design and Web development fields. The design aspect emphasizes the skills, theories and hands-on practices necessary to develop graphical web interfaces and web-based instructional design; the development aspect emphasizes server-side technologies, scripting and database connectivity.

Web Design and Development Courses and Requirements

Thesis Option

Open to all students in M.S. in Multimedia Technology. Students wishing to prepare for Ph.D. study may take 30 credits in courses and six thesis credits. A student opting for the thesis selects a thesis committee that approves a detailed proposal during the semester before the student registers for the thesis credits. The six thesis credits must be completed over two semesters.

Special Financial Awards

Special financial awards are available for NEW students accepted into the M.S. in Media Arts and Technology program. New students can save 25% on tuition and fees.

 Duquesne University is offering new students a graduate degree with a 25%* tuition and fee award. If you are accepted and enroll for the Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014 or Fall 2014 semesters, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 412.396.6607 so that your 25% award can be applied to your student account. You will also need to complete and return a Duquesne University Financial Aid Form.

Questions? Please contact Todd Eicker, Director of Graduate Admission, at 412.396.6219 or eickert@duq.edu. For more information you may also visit the special financial awards page.

Student Eligibility

 This program will be offered for a limited time and is restricted to NEW graduate students only. Currently enrolled Duquesne University graduate students are NOT eligible to participate in this program. In order to qualify for this program, students must:

  • apply and be accepted to the M.S. in Media Arts program and
  • enroll for at least six* credits. Students who enroll for fewer than six* credits in any given semester will not be eligible for this program. Summer semester enrollment is not required, however discounts will apply if students decide to enroll for six* or more credits. (*five credits for MBA and MS-ISM students).

Exclusions may apply: students who already receive tuition remission or any other form of a University scholarship or tuition break are not eligible for this program.


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Application deadlines:

Fall Semester Start - August 1
Spring Semester Start - November 1
Summer Start - Contact JMA Office

Master of Science in Multimedia Arts and Technology requires the following:

  • Application Transcripts
  • 3 letters of reference
  • GRE score
  • One or more of the following:
    • URL
    • Portfolio
    • Self Nomination Letter. In your self-nomination letter, please indicate the concentration (Digital Media, Media Management, or Web Design and Development) in which you would like to study.

Media Management requires a writing sample in addition to  listed application materials.

Certificate in Multimedia Arts and Technology requires the following:

  • Application Transcripts

We will accept your supporting application materials through Interfolio at www.interfolio.com Other documents can be mailed to:

Duquesne University
McAnulty Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Graduate Office
215 College Hall
Pittsburgh, PA  15282