Master of Science in Global Media and Cultures

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 8803Media & Cultural Studies Foundations3
GMC 6005Professional Portfolio3
LMC courses (6000-level or higher)6
Modern Languages courses 16
Electives (LMC or ModLang) 23
Culminating Project 36
Total Credit Hours30

(Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Korean), at least one course per semester in Fall and Spring.


6000-level or higher in LMC or ML


May include a combination of coursework, MS Thesis, an internship or practicum, or independent project (LMC or ML-oriented)

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. 
  • 3 credits of elective coursework can be undertaken in another unit, as per approval by graduate advisor.
  • All students are required to complete a coherent final project that includes substantive analysis and professional application. Projects are highly flexible and individualized to each student; they may take the form of a research project, multimedia project, internship, translation, training module, thesis, or other format.
  • Students completing both a bachelor's and a master's in the same discipline at Georgia Tech may count up to six credit hours of graduate level coursework in that discipline towards both degrees. To qualify, students must complete their undergraduate degree with a GPA of at least 3.5 and complete the graduate degree within two years after receiving their undergraduate degree.