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Journalism and Mass Communications, M.M.C.

College of Information and Communications

Looking to start or enhance a career in the professional world of communications? Our Master of Mass Communication provides everything you need to make your professional portfolio stand out.

This program combines a strong core curriculum with strategic and integrated communication, multimedia journalism, management and hands-on communication experiences. Between your coursework, practicum experience and other opportunities outside the classroom, you'll be ready to succeed in whatever specific career you choose.

Program Highlights

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    One of One

    Earn the only graduate degree in the state accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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    Practicum Experience

    Combine your learning with real-world experiences through one of our practicum offerings. It may even lead to your next job!

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    Social Media Lab

    Get experience collecting, managing, interpreting and using data through the college's Social Media Insights Lab.

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    An Expert Faculty

    Learn from faculty members who combine distinguished academic careers with extensive experience in media management.

What You’ll Study

You'll take 36 hours of coursework, including a practicum experience in an approved real-world setting. Your courses will cover research methods, strategic communication or multimedia journalism, media law, management and new technologies. You will also choose a focus in either multimedia journalism or strategic communication management.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Advocacy

    Promoting or defending a cause or issue often using awareness, education and policy change

    Agile Project Development

    Iterative project management, emphasizing collaboration, adaptability and customer satisfaction


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective

  • Communication

    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression


    Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals

    Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Social Media Manager
  • Communications Director
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Employee Engagement Manager

Workplace Settings

  • Mass Communications
  • Social Media
  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Education

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

There are many reasons we could be your ideal university. There's the award-winning academics, the globally modeled student life, and abundance of study abroad and experiential learning options. Take a closer look at what USC could mean for you.

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