Online Master's in Mass Communications (MA or MS)

Department: Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
Specializations/Concentrations: Optional Concentration in Public Relations
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 12 to 18 months
Start Dates: Six starts per year: two starts in the Fall, Spring, and Summer

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Comprehensive project capstone
Example Courses: Introduction to Mass Media; Strategic Communication; Marketing Planning and Application; Media Law Essentials for Business Leaders; Media, Culture, Gender, and Race; Seminar in Public Relations; Crisis Communication; New Media Technologies

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.75
Testing Requirements: GRE not required for applicants with a GPA greater than 2.75 (applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who do not meet the GPA requirement must submit GRE scores)

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~$16,935 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $564.5 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states

*Estimated tuition is calculated by multiplying the cost per credit hour by the number of credits required to graduate. It does not include fees or other expenses.