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Master of Science in Mass Media Arts and Journalism (Online)


In the 21st century, an advanced degree is a prerequisite for the best jobs in the communications marketplace. The Online Master of Science in Mass Media Arts and Journalism at Clarion University is a great way to enhance your intellectual and practical skills as well as boost your marketability in the fast-growing field of communication.  It's an integrated program geared towards busy adults with a desire to pursue a master's degree but can't travel to campus due to distance, job commitments, or family responsibilities.

Offered through the university's virtual campus, the Online M.S. in Mass Media Arts and Journalism is a 36-credit program designed with the goal of providing a thorough theoretical base, coupled with professional experiences and production, to enable students to work anywhere within the field of communication. Our master's program also provides a solid foundation for graduates seeking to further their education in a doctoral program.

Clarion provides you with a broad foundation in your coursework including classes in writing, theory, research, and production that allows you to have a broad sense of the field. You will also pursue a thesis, internship, or portfolio option. Past graduates have gone on to careers in public relations, media management, corporate communications, journalism, broadcasting, and video production.

The Department of Communication also offers an Online graduate Certificate in Public Relations. Individuals with an interest in furthering their career in public relations as well as enhancing their skills have the option of earning the certificate.  Students can opt to do the certificate as a stand-alone credential or as part of the master's degree.  The Department of Communication also offers a B.S. degree in Communication with seven different concentrations of study that helps prepare students for both jobs after graduation or continuing on for a master's degree.

The Online Master of Science in Mass Media Arts and Journalism program at Clarion University makes it easy on working adults and allows them to graduate with their master's degree in as little as 18 months.  See our career opportunities link for a big picture look at what our students can do once they graduate from the program.

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