MA Research Graduate Program
The MA Mass Communication Research option offers an opportunity for critical reflection on contemporary media structures, performance, policy and practice. It provides graduate-level study in communication theory, research methods and relevant realms of culture, law, history, politics and ethics. The research track is designed for students interested in an in-depth study of media or for those who wish to enhance an undergraduate or a professional media background. The program is especially recommended for students desiring to continue their studies toward a PhD and for professionals seeking to teach at the college level or develop an area of reporting specialization.
Total required hours: 33. Prerequisites: None, unless students wish to update their knowledge in specific areas or lack background in the course of study they choose to pursue.
Core Requirements for Mass Communication Research (9 hours)
JOUR 6051 Media Theory
JOUR 6061 Mass Communication Research
JOUR 5301 Media Ethics or JOUR 6311 Freedom of Expression or JOUR 6651 Media Law or JOUR 6771 History of the Media or JOUR 6661 Media Ethics & Responsibility
Inside Electives (9 hours)
Three courses inside the Journalism & Mass Communication program.
Outside Electives (9 hours)
Three courses outside the program in relevant disciplines.
Thesis (6 hours)
Degree requirements are subject to change.
Contact Us: For more information about Journalism & Mass Communication graduate programs please contact Professor and Graduate Director Janice Peck, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Graduate Coordinator Martha LaForge, email@example.com. You can also reach the JMC graduate program at 303-492-5008.