Online Master of Arts in Mass Communication

Department: College of Journalism and Communications
Specializations/Concentrations: Specializations in Audience Analytics; Digital Strategy; Global Strategic Communication; Political Communication; Public Interest Communication; Public Relations; Social Media; Web Design
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses synchronous and asynchronous instruction - live lectures are recorded allowing students to watch live or view at their own pace
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in less than 2 years

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone project (varies by specialization)
Credits Required: 33-38 credits (10-15 courses) (depending on specialization)
Example Courses: Curriculum depends on specialization, sample courses include: Copywriting for Digital Messaging; Social Media Advertising; Foundations of Intercultural Communication; Global Activism & Social Change Communication; Fundamentals of Political Engagement; Public Relations Theory; Digital Research Methods

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE required (minimum GRE scores of 156 verbal, 146 quantitative) - students with a graduate degree may seek a GRE waiver
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$17,441.28 to ~$34,544.25 + fees (depending on specialization)
Cost per Credit Hour: $484.48 to $885.75 per credit hour (depending on specialization)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states