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College of Information and Communications

Master of Mass Communication

Need skills and knowledge for a career in the professional world of communications? Then our Master of Mass Communication is the degree for you. This program combines strategic and integrated communication, multimedia journalism, management, and hands-on communication experiences — everything you need to enhance your professional portfolio.


Students take 36 hours of coursework, which includes a practicum with a newspaper, magazine, television or radio station, advertising or public relations agency or some other approved organization.

As a student, you will take courses in research methods, strategic communication or multimedia journalism, media law, management, and new technologies. You will choose a focus in either multimedia journalism or strategic communication management.

You will also take a number of electives either in the journalism school or other USC colleges, which allows you to tailor your degree toward your career goal.