Online Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications

Department: College of Journalism and Mass Communications
Specializations/Concentrations: Specializations in Integrated Media Communications (Advertising and Public Relations); Professional Journalism
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses synchronous and asynchronous instruction, students can take live classes and interact with campus-based students if they choose, but the IMC specialization can also be completed through entirely asynchronous instruction if needed
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 24 months or less

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone project (Professional Journalism specialization); capstone course (Integrated Media Communications specialization)
Credits Required: 36 credits (10-12 courses)
Example Courses: Advertising Issues & Strategies; Brands and Branding; International Marketing; Strategic Product Management; Leadership Communication; Theories of Organizational Communication; Intercultural Communication; Rhetorical Theory

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 2.5
Testing Requirements: GRE not required
Start Dates: Fall, Spring and Summer admission

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$12,456 + fees (In-state); ~$21,924 + fees (Out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $346 per credit hour (in-state); $609 per credit hour (out-of-state)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states