The entering candidate must meet minimum requirements established by the Graduate School and hold a bachelor’s degree in journalism, PR, new media, print, broadcast journalism or in any other discipline. Students must submit a portfolio that includes samples of their work. The GRE General Test is not required. Students should have work experience in a field related to journalism and public relations.
The online Master of Arts degree in journalism requires 36 hours, 30 of which are course work and six of which are a major project. Students will graduate with a concentration in advertising and public relations. The maximum course load for journalism majors is nine hours per semester.
|JOU 5310||Research Methods in Mass Communication||3|
|JOU 5320||Theory of Mass Communication||3|
|JOU 5350||Seminar in Mass Communication||3|
|JOU 5V90||Independent Study in Mass Communication||3|
|JOU 5388||Master's Project||6|
|JOU 5385||Data Analytics & Visualization||3|
|Select 15 hours of graduate journalism courses from the following:||15|
|Strategic Communications Research|
|Public Relations Media Programming|
|Law and Ethics of Journalism|
|Advertising and Public Relations Leadership|
|Social Media for Strategic Communication and Journalism|
|Crisis & Issues Management|