Online Master of Arts in Digital Communication

Department: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with two required campus visits (2 day orientation at the beginning and a 5 day summer residency)
Instruction Methods: Program uses a cohort model with asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: Yes (2 throughout the program)
Program Length: Program is designed to be completed in 2.5 years (2 courses per Fall and Spring semester, 1 course in Summer)

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Three part final project (non-traditional thesis) plus final examination
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses including non-traditional thesis)
Example Courses: Writing for Digital Media; Research Methods and Applications; Digital Data and Analytics; Information Visualization; New Media and Society; Strategic Communication; Usability and Multimedia Design; Media Law for the Digital Age; Leadership in Digital Media Economics

Application Requirements
Degree Required: Bachelor's degree
GPA Requirements: Minimum GPA 3.0
Testing Requirements: GRE required (minimum GRE scores - verbal section: 55th percentile, quantitative section: 50th percentile)
Work Experience: Three or more years of professional experience required
Start Dates: Fall admission only

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition: ~$20,340 + fees (in-state); ~$43,950 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: $678 per credit hour (in-state); $1,465 per credit hour (out-of-state)

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states