The master of arts (MA) in media communications is for students who have both an interest and background in communications.
All students entering this program are required to consult with a School of Communications academic advisor prior to registration. Qualifications and required prerequisite courses will be discussed at this time. Qualifications include a strong educational background in their intended area of graduate communications study or professional experience in their area of interest. Students without a strong educational background or experience in the communications field are required to enroll in 6 credit hours of prerequisite course work. The selection of prerequisites will depend on each student’s area of academic interest in communications and should be approved by a School of Communications academic advisor.
Students may begin the online program in the Fall 1 or Spring 1 terms.
Successful graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate understanding of breadth of media communications.
- Examine media within multiple contexts and perspectives.
- Evaluate media as product, process and commentary in local and/or global contexts.
- Construct qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies.
- Analyze media through appropriate research strategies.
- Create effective written, oral and other media presentations.