Online Master of Science in Mass Communications

Department: Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture
Specializations/Concentrations: Concentrations in Integrated Communication; Media Leadership
Websites: Department and Program

Program Format
Structure: Online program with no required campus visits
Instruction Methods: Program uses asynchronous instruction
Campus Visits Required: No
Program Length: Program can be completed in 12 to 14 months of full-time enrollment or students can choose to attend part-time and take fewer courses per semester
Start Dates: Fall admission only

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements
Credits Required: 30 credits (10 courses)
Thesis Required: No
Capstone Options: Capstone project course
Example Courses: Leadership in Action; Media Law and Ethics; Persuasion; Media Mechanics; Strategic Communications in the Global Environment; Digital Production; Digital Management and Analytics

Admission Requirements
Application Requirements: Bachelor's degree; resume; personal statement; three references; portfolio materials from undergraduate degree or professional experience; responses to a series of application questions
GPA Requirements: No minimum GPA to apply
Testing Requirements: GRE not required

Tuition Costs
Estimated Tuition*: ~$23,574 + fees (in-state); ~$24,444 + fees (out-of-state)
Cost per Credit Hour: Inquire with school

State Authorizations: Program accepts students from all 50 states

*Estimated tuition is calculated by multiplying the cost per credit hour by the number of credits required to graduate. It does not include fees or other expenses.