Welcome From the Chairs

Dear Prospective Students,

We are thrilled you are interested in joining us in Atlanta and at Georgia Tech to pursue an advanced professional degree, the Master of Science in Global Media and Cultures (MS-GMC).

Building on your passion for intercultural communication, media studies, social justice, and language learning, the MS-GMC will set you up for success in a 21st-century global career in a technology-driven world.

The MS-GMC focuses on cultivating creativity and collaboration, abstract and systems thinking, complex communication, and the ability to thrive in excitingly diverse environments, all skills and competencies central for success in the workforce of the future. Going beyond your undergraduate experience, we want to foster your ability to network efficiently, manage public relations, thrive in intercultural negotiations, and hone your social and emotional intelligence. The program integrates on-campus learning with projects, internships, public engagement, and international opportunities. Students work in teams and with an interdisciplinary set of faculty.

The City of Atlanta, rich in civil rights history and a global leader in creative media, film, and communications, serves as the living laboratory for the MS-GMC. Partnerships with international business, industry, and non-profits provide unparalleled opportunities to launch distinctive, rewarding, and meaningful careers. Similarly, our extensive international connections, including the Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT) intensive summer programs, will make the world your personal classroom. And Georgia Tech’s proven commitment to service learning and environmental and community sustainability offers a chance for fusing the study of cultures and media with an engagement in issues such as social justice and human rights.

We know you have already dedicated several years of your life to making meaningful contributions to your community and the world. Georgia Tech’s MS in Global Media and Cultures will help you take your current skills and competencies in media, cultures, and languages to a leadership level and ensure career-long success.

We look forward to welcoming you to the program and stand ready to answer any questions you might have.


Dr. David J. Shook and Dr. Melissa Ianetta

Dr. David Shook

Associate Professor and Interim Chair of the School of Modern Languages

Dr. Melissa Ianetta

Professor and Interim Chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication