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College of Information and Communications


Multimedia Journalism

If you’re looking for a career in communications management, our Master of Mass Communication is the degree for you. It’s designed for people who intend to work as communications professionals and combines insightful classes with hands-on experience.

Degree Requirements

Our students complete 12 courses for a total of 36 hours*, divided into three parts. To complete the M.M.C. program students will also complete a practicum and written exams.

M.M.C. Required Courses (12 hours):

  • Research Methods in Mass Communication
  • Media Law
  • Issues in Mass Communication Management
  • Practicum in Mass Communication Management (working with an organization or agency in their chosen field.) 

Multimedia Journalism Core (15 hours)

  • Foundations of Multimedia Journalism

For broadcast emphasis:

  • Advanced Reporting Topics
  • Capstone I: Advanced Reporting
  • Capstone II: Advanced Broadcast
  • Capstone III: Digital Journalism

For print emphasis:

  • Advanced Reporting Topics
  • Capstone I: Advanced Reporting (multimedia)
  • Capstone II: Advanced Multimedia Journalism
  • Capstone III: Digital Journalism 

Other recommended electives (9 hours) such as:

  • Strategic Communication Principles
  • New Technologies and the Mass Media
  • Communication Theory
  • History of Mass Media
  • Literature of Mass Communication
  • Applied Communication Research
  • Applied Visual Communication
  • Other courses as approved

*At least 18 hours should be 700 level courses

Written and oral exams:

  • A four-hour written exam based on the core classes.