Online Master of Arts in Mass Communication

Overview
Department: School of Mass Communication
Specializations/Concentrations: Mass Media Research Option; Professional Mass Media Option with Tracks in Multi-Platform Journalism; Strategic Communication/Public Relations
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses the Blackboard learning management system where students access course materials and interact with instructors and classmates
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 12 months, but 16 to 24 months is recommended (at least 4 semesters)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone: master's thesis (required for Mass Media Research option) or professional project (required for Professional Mass Media option)
Credits Required: 33 credits (11 courses including project or thesis)
Example Courses: Mass Communication Processes and Effects; Proseminar in Mass Communication; New Media Writing and Producing; Public Relations Cases; Media Criticism

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0 in last 60 hours of undergraduate credit
Testing Requirements: GRE not required, students who do not meet regular admission requirements may submit GRE scores for consideration
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$12,639 + fees
Cost per Credit Hour: $383 per credit hour

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states