Online Master of Arts in Mass Communication

Overview
Department: Department of Mass Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Concentrations in Advertising and Public Relations; Journalism; Broadcasting
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses synchronous and asynchronous instruction including live lectures that students must attend
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 2 to 2.5 years

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Comprehensive exam (with 2 additional courses), thesis, or media project (students who choose the thesis or media project options take two fewer courses)
Credits Required: 36 credits (12 courses)
Example Courses: Media & Society; Media Theory; Media Research Methods; Media Law & Ethics; Management Problems in Media; Media & Politics; International Media; Seminar in Public Relations

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA 2.5 or a minimum GPA 2.8 in last 60 credits of undergraduate degree
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Start Dates: Four starts per year - Fall, Spring and Summer (I and II) admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$12,420 + fees (in-state); ~$27,360 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $345 per credit hour (in-state); $760 per credit hour (out-of-state) (equals Texas resident tuition plus designated tuition plus discretionary graduate rate plus university service fee)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states