Online Master of Science in Mass Communications

Department: A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Specializations/Concentrations: Focus Areas in Strategic Communications; Health and Science Communication; Mass Communication
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in approximately 2 years when enrolled full-time (9 credits per semester), but students can take fewer credits per term if they enroll part-time
Start Dates: Spring semester, but students can also start in the Fall and Summer semesters

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone practicum
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Example Courses: Communication Theory; Digital Media Audiences and Analytics; Issues in Media Management; Strategic Health Communication; Issues, Risk and Reputation; Mass Communication Law; Ethics in Mass Communications; Strategic Health Communication

Application Requirements
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 in last 60 credits of undergraduate degree
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree with some undergraduate coursework in mass communication or journalism; statement of objectives; resume/CV; three letters of reference

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$17,226 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $574.20 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states