If you’re looking for a career in research in the communications industry, this Master of Arts might be the perfect advanced degree choice to supplement your education and experiences.
The M.A. degree is especially appropriate if you have extensive professional experience in journalism and mass communications and are interested in teaching and/or research careers in mass communication, or if you may want to pursue a doctorate. It’s a traditional 30-hour academic program that includes a six-hour thesis.
Learn from faculty members who combine distinguished academic careers with extensive professional experiences.
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Earn this master's degree if you want to continue your studies but aren't sure yet about pursuing a doctorate.
What You’ll Study
You must earn at least 21 credit hours in graduate-level journalism and mass communications courses, including core requirements. With faculty advisor approval, you may take nine semester hours of coursework outside the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The thesis will focus on a meaningful topic under the supervision of a faculty committee.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions
Attention to Detail
Being meticulous and thorough in all aspects of a task or project
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Preparing and delivering effective and engaging presentations to inform, persuade or inspire
Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner
Creating professional written content for inclusion in scholarly journal articles, books and reports
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Social Media Manager
- Communications Director
- Advertising Account Executive
- Employee Engagement Manager
- Mass Communications
- Social Media