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Graduate Degree

Graduate Students
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Graduate Students

A World of Opportunities

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers many opportunities for media professionals and recent graduates to expand their education and training within the mass communication field. The courses offered cultivate strong research, analytical and multimedia skills that prove advantageous to the media professionals.

Students will broaden their understanding of communication theories and research. The program enables students whose undergraduate major may not have been mass communication to gain a skills and theory base for mass communication careers. The Master of Arts in Mass Communication with concentrations in Strategic Communication, Digital Media, and Global Media is a professional master’s degree suited for working professionals.


Faculty and Students Work Together

The varied expertise of faculty and diverse backgrounds of students provide a healthy learning environment in which participants learn through interaction and discussion. Courses offered in the program address a variety of topics such as media writing, digital storytelling, applied research and theory, digital media issues, mass communication law/ethics, and a variety of other skills-based courses. In addition, students can select courses from outside the school to supplement their studies. Students may choose the thesis track, which requires 33 hours, or the professional project track, which requires 36 hours.



The School of Journalism and Mass Communication is housed in historic Old Main. Situated on top of a hill, Old Main has become the University’s most recognizable symbol. The building houses faculty offices, lecture rooms, television editing facilities, computer laboratories and a conference room.  Graduate student assistants are provided office space and resource room facilities.