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Degree Requirements

The Mass Communication graduate program offers its students the option of pursuing either a non-thesis track or a thesis track.  In general, it is possible for the full-time student to complete the program in an 18-month period.  However, most students take at least two years to complete the degree, especially if they are on a thesis track.

All students are required to take the following core classes and make at least a “B” average in the core classes combined:

MC 5316 Digital Media Issues

MC 5302 Research Methods in Mass Communication

MC 5303 Theories of Mass Communication


Click on the links below for more information an the thesis and non-thesis tracks:

Thesis Track

Non-Thesis Track


Students may choose one of the following concentrations:

Strategic Communication

Digital Media

Global Media

Latinos and Media