Mass Communications, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. 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
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
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
Capstone Creative Project (4 hours)
MC Elective (3 hours)
Practicum
Advanced Practicum or Internship in Mass Communication (6 hours)
Formal Report (1 hour)
Study Abroad
Independent Study in Mass Communication (6 hours)
Formal Report (1 hour)
Hours Subtotal7
Total Hours32

Graduate College Master's Program Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2020-2021 Master’s Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.