Mass Communications, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 31 Hours

Core Courses
MC 5651Introduction to Graduate Study in Mass Communications1
MC 5113Methods of Research in Mass Communication3
MC 5333Media Theory3
MC 5733Responsibility in Mass Communication3
Hours Subtotal10
Concentration
Select one of the following tracks:15
Brand Communication
Mass Communication Research Analysis and Interpretation 1
Theories of Persuasion
Seminar in Communication Media
Storytellers Studio
Independent Study in Mass Communication
Advanced Practicum or Internship in Mass Communication
Specialized Strategic Communications Applications
Strategic Communication Management
Integrated Marketing Communication
Media Relations
Media And Elections
Other approved graduate-level electives (6 hours maximum)
Sports Communication
Mass Communication Research Analysis and Interpretation
Theories of Persuasion
Seminar in Communication Media
Storytellers Studio
Independent Study in Mass Communication
Advanced Practicum or Internship in Mass Communication
MC 5833
MC 5640
Advanced Media Management
Media Relations
Diversity In Sports Media
Global Communications
Mass Communication Research Analysis and Interpretation 1
Theories of Persuasion
Seminar in Communication Media
Storytellers Studio
Independent Study in Mass Communication
Advanced Practicum or Internship in Mass Communication
International Mass Communication
Specialized Multimedia Journalism Applications
Media And Elections
Mass Communication Law
Censorship
MC Elective
Other approved graduate-level elective (6 hours max)
Hours Subtotal15
Thesis
MC 5000Thesis6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours31

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 32 Hours

Core Courses
MC 5651Introduction to Graduate Study in Mass Communications1
MC 5113Methods of Research in Mass Communication3
MC 5333Media Theory3
MC 5733Responsibility in Mass Communication3
Hours Subtotal10
Concentration
Select one of the following tracks:15
Brand Communication
Mass Communication Research Analysis and Interpretation
Theories of Persuasion
Seminar in Communication Media
Storytellers Studio
Independent Study in Mass Communication
Advanced Practicum or Internship in Mass Communication
Specialized Strategic Communications Applications
Strategic Communication Management
Integrated Marketing Communication
Media Relations
Media And Elections
Other approved graduate-level elective (6 hours max)
Sports Communcation
Mass Communication Research Analysis and Interpretation
Theories of Persuasion
Seminar in Communication Media
Storytellers Studio
Independent Study in Mass Communication
Advanced Practicum or Internship in Mass Communication
MC 5833
MC 5640
Advanced Media Management
Media Relations
Diversity In Sports Media
Global Communication
Mass Communication Research Analysis and Interpretation
Theories of Persuasion
Seminar in Communication Media
Storytellers Studio
Independent Study in Mass Communication
Advanced Practicum or Internship in Mass Communication
International Mass Communication
Specialized Multimedia Journalism Applications
Media And Elections
Mass Communication Law
Censorship
MC Elective
Other graduate-level elective (6 hours max)
Hours Subtotal15
Non-Thesis Options
Select from the following options:7
Creative Component
MC 5010 Capstone Project or Creative Component (4 hours)
MC Elective (3 hours)
Practicum
MC 5020 Advanced Practicum (6 hours)
Formal Report (1 hour)
Study Abroad
MC 5030 Independent Study Abroad (6 hours)
Formal Report (1 hour)
Hours Subtotal7
Total Hours32

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level