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Television Management

Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Degrees OfferedAvailabilityLocation
MSFull-Time, Part-TimePhiladelphia, Online
MS/MBAFull-Time, Part-TimePhiladelphia

Application Requirements

On-Campus Program

Deadlines

Please view our academic calendar for term start dates.

Fall (Sept.)Winter (Jan.)Spring (March)Summer (June)
U.S. StudentsSept. 1Nov. 23Feb. 22May 24
International StudentsJune 13N/AN/AN/A

International students who would like to enroll in the winter, spring, or summer quarter should contact the department directly for special consideration.

Requirements

For details regarding the items below please review the Admission Application Instructions.

  • Graduate Admission Application

    Applicants may only apply to one program. All documents submitted by you or on your behalf in support of this application for admission to Drexel University become the property of the University, and will under no circumstances be released to you or any other party. Please note, an application fee of $65 U.S. is required.

    Apply for Fall 2016, Winter 2017, or Spring 2017 Apply for Summer 2017 or Future Terms

  • Transcripts

    Provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

  • Standardized Test Scores

    GMAT test scores required for applicants to dual degree (MS/MBA) program. The minimum score varies.

    GRE test scores are required for MS applicants with less than a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA. The minimum score varies.

    TOEFL scores are required for international applicants or applicants who earned a degree outside the U.S. (minimum scores: 90/577/233). Scores will be reviewed based on section scores and total scores. IELTS scores may be submitted in lieu of TOEFL scores.

  • Essay

    Please write approximately 500 words that address the following:

    • Why do you want to pursue a graduate degree in television management at Drexel?
    • What do you consider to be the most important problem facing the television industry today, and how will it affect the industry you will manage in the future?
    • What are the short-term and long-term plans for your career in the television industry, and how will a degree in television management at Drexel further those objectives?
    • What was the topic of the best research paper you ever wrote as an undergraduate, and why was it the best? You may submit it as a supporting document, if you like.

    For Fall 2016, Winter 2017, and Spring 2017: Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Submit your essay with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Résumé

    For Fall 2016, Winter 2017, and Spring 2017: Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to enroll@drexel.edu.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Upload your résumé as part of your admission application or through the Discover Drexel Portal after you submit your application.

  • Letters of Recommendation

    Two letters of recommendation are required, three are desirable. At least one recommendation should come from a faculty member who knows your academic work.

    To electronically request recommendations, you must list your recommenders and their contact information on your application. We advise that you follow up with your recommenders to ensure they received your recommendation request — they may need to check their junk mail folder. Additionally, it is your responsibility to confirm that your recommenders will submit letters by your application deadline and follow up with recommenders who have not completed their recommendations.

    For Fall 2016, Winter 2017, and Spring 2017: Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

    For Summer 2017 and beyond: Request recommendations with your application or through the Discover Drexel portal after you submit your application.

  • Interview

    In-person or telephone interview required for qualified applicants.

  • LeBow College of Business Application (MS/MBA applicants only)

    Applicants interested in the dual degree program should contact the Director of the Television Management graduate program directly for details. Students are admitted to the MS program first. While in the MS program, students may decide to apply directly to the LeBow College of Business for admission to the MBA portion of the program. All LeBow coursework taken for the MS degree counts toward the MBA degree as well. The additional year of coursework required for the MBA is taken during the year following the completion of the MS coursework.

  • Mailing Addresses
    • By Postal Mail
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      PO Box 34789
      Philadelphia, PA 19101-4789
    • By Express Courier
      (DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
      Drexel University
      Application Processing
      3141 Chestnut Street
      Philadelphia, PA 19104-2876

Online Program

Please refer to Drexel University Online for application requirements and deadlines.

Note: Online program will begin in fall 2015.

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