SJMC offers four distinct master's degree programs: the academic M.A., the M.A./J.D. joint-degree program, the professional strategic communication M.A. and the professional health journalism M.A.
The first two programs are research-based academic programs designed to prepare students to conduct scholarly research in the field of mass communication.
The last two programs are designed for working professionals who seek to further their knowledge of mass communication in a learning environment that focuses on skills and applications.
This program focuses on the theoretical study of mass communication and emphasizes analysis of the processes and structures of media systems.
This innovative degree program combines study at a nationally top-ranked law school and a top graduate program in mass communication for the study of mass communication law and enables students to tailor their education to suit future career goals.
This program is designed exclusively for working professionals in advertising, public relations, corporate communications, nonprofit organizations and government and focuses on advanced professional study of communications strategy, planning, evaluation and creative management. The curriculum is tailored to provide a solid foundation for future communication leaders and recognizes that the communication industry is changing rapidly and is more volatile than ever.
Please note: This program currently does not admit new students. Please contact Graduate Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
This program offers a unique curriculum that not only balances across the disciplines of journalism and public health, but also incorporates the recent changes in communication technologies that are having a major impact in this area.