MA in Media and Public Communication General Program Requirements

  • The M.A. in Media and Public Communication is a 48-credit degree program, which equips students with essential theoretical and practical skills in preparation for a variety of professional and research careers in media and communication. Students will examine the production, distribution, reception, and use of media and communication within changing global cultural, political, and economic contexts. The program emphasizes the role of media and communication in bridge building and social justice across diverse audiences.

    Students choose one of two areas of concentration: Strategic Communication or Media and Globalization. Depending on students’ personal goals and interests, they can opt to complete a master’s thesis, a substantial research paper (SRP), or a professional internship as their capstone experience.

  • Degree Requirements

    Minimum Number of Credit hours required for the degree: 48

    If students enroll full time, eight credit hours per quarter (fall, winter, spring), they can complete the M.A. program in two years.

    Graduate students who are balancing school with work and family schedules should plan ahead to ensure they are able to complete required courses. Some courses are offered every other year and students should plan accordingly. Students should consult their academic advisor or the Graduate Director with any questions about course offerings.


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