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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


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.


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

  • Graduate Admission Application

    We prefer that you apply online to Drexel.

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  • Transcripts

    Provide 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.

    Submit your essay by mail or through the Drexel University Admission Essay form.

  • Résumé

    Submit your résumé by mail or email it as an attachment to

  • 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.

    Use the Electronic Letter of Recommendation form to submit your recommendation letters.

  • 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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