Humanities Interdisciplinary: Social Media MA

College of Arts and Sciences

Program Description

The Humanities Interdisciplinary MA program with a concentration in social media, is designed to equip students with theoretical and analytical skills needed to critically analyze social media users, platforms and infrastructures. Students use a wide-range of methods and frameworks, ranging from software studies to affect theory, and studies focusing on big data, algorithms and protocols. The program responds to the transformation of culture stemming from the growth of social media platforms and practices, and the concurrent growing need for critical analysis and reflection on these topics. We welcome scholars who want to move from the purely discursive, to other forms of media making as research and creative inquiry.

Program Contact

Bradley Hendricks
Email: arts-sciences@buffalo.edu
Phone: 716-645-1340

Instruction Method

  • Hybrid (some of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 36 Hours

Time-to-Degree

  • 1.5 to 3 Years

Application Fee

  • $75

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.