Strategic Media Communications (Mass Communications)

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Graduate Catalog: Mass Communications

  • Admission requirements
  • Program details
  • Course descriptions

Application Deadlines

Department: Mass Communications

Graduate Director:
Dr. Roya Akhavan

Program Overview

The master's program builds on the broad knowledge and critical skills of the mind you have already developed as Liberal Arts/Social Science majors.  It provides you with specialized professional skills designed to prepare you for leadership positions in Strategic Media Communications in a wide range of businesses and industries.  It features a balanced blend of courses in multimedia technology, media convergence, advertising/public relations, integrated strategic communication, research methods, theory, ethics, and international communication to give you a visible professional edge in today's communications-driven global society.

Admission Information

  • The undergraduate GPA is closely reviewed in the admission decision.
  • Admission decisions are made throughout the year as completed application files are received. Students may be admitted for fall or spring terms. 

Length of Program - Measured by Semesters

  • Part-time student: Six semesters taking 6 credits per semester.
  • Full-time student: Four semesters taking 9 credits per semester. 

Graduate Assistantship Overview

Assistantships covering partial or full tuition and a stipend are available to qualified students upon admission.  Please submit a separate GA application and a copy of your resume to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mass Communications, Stewart Hall, Room 125, upon receiving your admission letter.  Contact Dr. Roya Akhavan, Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Mass Communications, at with any questions regarding graduate assistantships.