The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers three graduate
The Master of Mass Communication (M.M.C.)
is a professional master’s program requiring a minimum of 36
semester hours of course work. The program emphasizes training in
media management and is designed more for those who wish to become
professionals in some aspect of mass communications. A thesis is
not required for this program. Within the M.M.C. program, students
may elect the General Program of Study or
an area of emphasis in Integrated Communication.
The Master of Arts (M.A.) is a traditional
academic program involving a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework
including a six-hour thesis. Students entering usually have significant
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in mass
communication prepares students for research and management positions
with mass media organizations and such related organizations as advertising
and public relations agencies, research and marketing companies,
and, especially, for teaching and research careers in higher education.
The program requires a minimum of 48 semester hours of coursework
including a 12-hour dissertation. An earned master’s degree
is required for admission to this doctoral program.
Coursework is available to all students in electronic and print
journalism, advertising, public relations, integrated communication
and a wide range of other subjects dealing with the process and effects
of mass communication.
View the Graduate
Bulletin for more information.
• M.A. or M.M.C.
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