Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Minimum Total Hours: 39
CIP Code: 9.0102
Dept. Code: MCM
Major/College Codes: COM AS
Media Studies (MCM)
Strategic Communication Management (PRS)
Multimedia Journalism (MMJ)
College: Arts and Sciences
Department: Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications
Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
The M.A. in Mass Communications is designed for students who are seeking advanced studies in preparation for professional and academic careers in mass communications. The program offers one degree, the Master of Arts in Mass Communications.
The Media Studies Concentration emphasizes the theoretical principles and research methods of mass communications. The Strategic Communication Management Concentration emphasizes public relations management and social science research. The Multimedia Journalism Studies Concentration focuses on storytelling through the integration of different delivery platforms, and on management issues in converged newsrooms.
Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.
- 153V (61th percentile), 144Q (17th percentile) preferred on the GRE
- a resume
- three letters of recommendation (academic recommendations preferred)
- a strong letter of intent
- Students who lack an appropriate background in the selected concentration may be required to take additional courses to meet concentration minimums.