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Master’s Degrees in Arts & Media Management

1,112 Yearly Graduations
$41,550 Median Salary
$44,233 Median Debt
A master's degree in media management is offered at 76 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 28% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 22.6% of media management graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Media Management Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,112 earned their master's degree in media management. This makes it the 103rd most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in media management at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,113
Master’s Degree 1,112
Associate’s Degree 249
Basic Certificate 166
Undergraduate Certificate 72
Graduate Certificate 45
Doctor’s Degree 9

Earnings of Media Management Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in media management is $41,550. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $38,600 to a high of $45,075.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in media management is $44,233. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $78,854 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $41,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $515.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in media management. About 69.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 337
Women 775
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Media Management

The racial-ethnic distribution of media management master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 30
Black or African American 141
Hispanic or Latino 106
White 444
International Students 251
Other Races/Ethnicities 140
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Media Management Master's Degree Students

There are 76 colleges that offer a master’s degree in media management. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
186 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for media management students seekinga master's degree is Full Sail University. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 186 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Full Sail University. Of these students, 44% were women and 69% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois
68 Yearly Graduations
59% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwestern University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Each year, around 22,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,232 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $56,067 per year.

The media management program at Northwestern University awarded 68 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 59% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
67 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their master's degree is George Mason University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their master's degree in media management from GMU. Of these students, 81% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
51 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Carnegie Mellon University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Roughly 14,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,816 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $45,037 per year.

The media management program at Carnegie Mellon University awarded 51 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 78% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Pratt Institute - Main

Brooklyn, New York
48 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pratt Institute - Main comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Roughly 5,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,754 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,246 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Pratt Institute. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#6

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
42 Yearly Graduations
90% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Boston University. Each year, around 33,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

The media management program at Boston University awarded 42 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 90% of this group were women, and 7% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

38 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Savannah College of Art and Design comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Each year, around 14,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,475 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their master's degree in media management from SCAD. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 87% were women.

#8

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts
32 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Berklee College of Music. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,360 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $42,973 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Berklee College of Music. Of these students, 47% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky
31 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Kentucky is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in media management. Roughly 29,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,011 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,055 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their master's degree in media management from UK. Of these students, 71% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

31 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in media management. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their master's degree in media management from Teachers College. Of these students, 81% were women and 23% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Baruch College

New York, New York
29 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Baruch College. Roughly 18,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Baruch. Of these students, 72% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Seattle University

Seattle, Washington
29 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Seattle University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in media management. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $45,765 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,280 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Seattle U. About 76% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
28 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Roughly 43,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at IU Bloomington. About 79% of this group were women, and 18% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Colorado State University - Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado
28 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their master's degree is Colorado State University - Fort Collins. Each year, around 33,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,426 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,520 per year.

The media management program at Colorado State University - Fort Collins awarded 28 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
28 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drexel University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Each year, around 24,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Drexel. Of these students, 82% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
20 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in media management. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 people received their master's degree in media management from Syracuse. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

#17

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras

San Juan, Puerto Rico
18 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in media management. Each year, around 14,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,968 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,420 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at UPR Rio Piedras. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 44% were women.

#18

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
17 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbia College Chicago comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Roughly 6,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,610 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $1,174 per year.

The media management program at Columbia College Chicago awarded 17 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 82% were women and 6% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Christie's Education

New York, New York
17 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Christie's Education comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 master's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Christie's Education. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#18

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah
17 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Utah University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in media management. Each year, around 11,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,006 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,574 per year.

The media management program at Southern Utah University awarded 17 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 76% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to media management that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Music 6,038
Fine & Studio Arts 3,527
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1,963
Design & Applied Arts 1,894
Drama & Theater Arts 1,783

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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