Educational Media (MA) - New Media & Global Education

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Program Description:


Master's Degree program in New Media and Global Education is a 36 semester-hour program which offers students the opportunity to gain technical, aesthetic, and intellectual skills and perspectives needed to analyze and develop online environments utilizing the new digital networked media.

Prepare to be engaged in constructivist learning environments and global learning communities. Emphasis is placed upon cultural diversity and the analysis of new media environments from a global perspective. Particular emphasis is placed upon the analysis of new media in light of educational, cultural and social forces within a digital global network.

This program of study is international in scope, drawing upon scholars and students from Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the United States. The language for the program is English.

This degree does not provide teacher licensure credentials, advancement, or additional licensure.  If you are seeking teacher licensure, please take a look at our Master's Degree in Educational Media and Instructional Technology Specialist:  Computers Concentration program.

For a comprehensive overview of the Media Literacy Master's Degree, please:

Course List:

The complete course list is in the Graduate Bulletin. Please search for the "434H" major code to distinguish this program from others with a similar name.

Career Options:

University or community college faculty development in online teaching; distance education director; instructional designer; personnel trainer; business-oriented web-based learning environments; doctoral studies; and much more.

Program Delivery Information:

This distance education program is delivered completely online.

A high-speed/broadband access (cable or DSL) and headset-microphone are strongly recommended.  For minimum computer requirements, please review here

Application Deadlines:

LocationSemester StartApplication DeadlineInformation Session - Webinar
OnlineFallJuly 1Check back soon for next session
OnlineSpringNovember 1Check back soon for next session


Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Application Requirements:

  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application Fee
  • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended
  • Resume
  • Three references
  • Test score is required for this graduate program (see information below)

Test Score Information:

A test score (no older than 5 years) is required from the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogy Test (MAT). They are equally accepted. Minimum requirements are:

  • 3.0 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores from the appropriate admission test(s), OR
  • 2.5 GPA in the last earned degree and official scores at the 25th percentile level from the appropriate admission test(s).

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still be eligible for Provisional Admission or Tentative Status.  Please contact the Program Manager for assistance.

Application Submission:

Click here to access Graduate School application information, requirements, and the online application for admission.

Applications must be complete (online application submitted, the fee paid, and all required supporting documents received by the Graduate School) and ready for review by the applicable deadline. If it appears to be too late to apply, please contact the Program Manager to discuss options.

Program Cancellation Notice:

Appalachian State University reserves the right to cancel the start of any Distance Education program due to the lack of sufficient, sustainable enrollment (typically 15 for Graduate programs and 18 for Undergraduate programs).  In the event of a cancellation for insufficient enrollment, application fees will be refunded.  Refunds will also be issued for any tuition and fees paid by applicants.  These refund policies apply ONLY to canceled programs.   When program starts are delayed, students may opt for a refund or apply their application to the new semester.  If you have any questions concerning this policy, contact the Distance Ed Program Manager (see contact info below).

For information or questions related to the application process, please contact:

Program Manager:
Mr. Matt Tate
Location: University Hall, Main Campus, Boone
Toll-free Phone: 800-355-4084, ext. 2916
Local Phone: 828-262-2916
Fax: 828-265-8673

Academic Coordinator
Dr. Herb Brown
Toll-free:  800-355-4084 x 3132
Direct Phone: 828-262-3132

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Master's Degree Programs
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