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MS Professional Media & Media Management Degree (Graduate Students in Media Class)

MS Professional Media & Media Management

The Master of Science in Professional Media & Management Studies program will give students an intellectual background in the theory and critique of the communication industries, and prepare them for careers within the communication industry or with organizations.  This program trains intelligent, self aware, flexible graduates who will go on to become leaders in the field. 

Curriculum

There are four areas of focus:

  • Media Management & Strategic Communication (Advertising)
  • Documentary Media Production
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • New Media

View Track Curricular Table

Candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits including:

  • 6 hours of common core requirements
  • 6-9 credits of track core requirements
  • 9-12 credits in an emphasis area 
  • 3-6 credit final project/paper 
We accept applications for the MS Program for Fall semesters no later than February 15 for the following Fall Semester. Applications are closed for Fall 2016.  Applications for Fall 2017 must be submitted by February 15, 2017. 
We accept applications for the MS Program for Spring semesters no later than October 30 of the previous year.  For Spring 2017, we will accept applications until October 30, 2016.  
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Application Materials Required

  1. Online Application (most documents below can be uploaded through the application site)
  2. 3 Letters of Reference (at least 2 letters must be from professors)
  3. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  4. Statements: Personal, Biographical, Research (includes media production/creative interests)
  5. A writing sample
  6. A small portfolio containing evidence of accomplishment from your undergradate studies or professional experience. Speak with the graduate studies office personnel if you have questions about what to include. Small .doc or .pdf files with embedded images or a URL for web portfolios can be uploaded. Otherwise discs can be sent via post.)
  7. Transcripts (3.0 minimum gpa)
  8. International applicants should have excellent English speaking and writing skills. Those who have not taken significant advanced study in programs taught in English will have to take the TOEFL or IELTS.Minimum scores: TOEFL: IBT-100, Computer-250, Paper- 600. IELTS: 7.5

Steps to Apply

  1. Fill out the online application for the degree program listed as Professional Media and Media Management and upload most required documents.
  2. Any other application materials including transcripts and media portfolios on disk should be sent via post.