Graduate Program

MA Mass Communications Media Studies

The Media Studies concentration is designed to expose students to a variety of ideas centered on the structure, function, and content of media and its role in society. Areas of faculty specialty include social media, health communication, sports media, and international and multicultural diversity.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Mass Communications

Core Courses (12 credits)

  • MMC 6920 Introductory Mass Communications Seminar (3 credits)
  • MMC 6400 Mass Communication Theory (3 credits)
  • MMC 6447 Quantitative Research Methods (3 credits)
  • MMC 6448 Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits)

Concentration Courses (21 credits)

Media Studies Concentration

Mass Communication Electives (12 credits)

Outside Electives (electives offered by department other than the Zimmerman School) (9 credits)

Thesis or Applied Research Project (6 credits)

The Master of Arts in Mass Communications requires students to take a minimum of 6 credit hours of either MMC 6971 Master's Thesis or MMC 6950 Applied Research Project. These hours will be arranged with one member of the graduate faculty, who will serve as the chair of the student’s thesis or project committee.