Requirements for Graduation
To fulfill the degree requirements for graduation you must complete 36 semester hours, including required courses, with a GPA of 3.00 or better on a 4.00 scale and achieving a passing grade of "C" or above for any course.
There is also a media writing competency for which MMAJ 140: Writing for Media may be required if sufficient background is not obtained through previous course work or experience as demonstrated through writing samples or testing. This decision will be made in consultation with your adviser.
MMAJ Master's Degree Checksheet Upon enrollment, students should review their degree requirements online through their MyClarion accounts.
The following courses are required of all students graduating with a Master of Science degree in Mass Media Arts and Journalism:
MMAJ 525: Mass Communication Theory
MMAJ 551: Public Relations Foundations
MMAJ 552: Journalism Foundations
MMAJ 558: Society, Law, and Media Technology
MMAJ 559: Management of the Communication Process
MMAJ 621: Mass Communication Research
MMAJ 641: Professional Communication Writing OR
MMAJ 642: Advanced Public Relations Writing
Choose one: MMAJ or CMST 500/600-level course in focused area of interest
MMAJ 700: Thesis
MMAJ 701: Communication Internship
MMAJ 702: Communication Portfolio
Choose two electives from among 400/600-level MMAJ or CMST graduate courses
*Only one 400-level course may be taken.
Total 36 credits
Students must file for candidacy at the end of their second semester, specifying a three-member committee for their 700 level course work. At least two of the three members of the committee should be faculty from the Department of Communication. Committee members must have graduate faculty status.