MS Professional Media & Media Management Degree | College of Mass Communications and Media Arts | SIU

Southern Illinois University

MS Professional Media & Media Management Degree | College of Mass Communications and Media Arts | SIU



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. 


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 

Open Application Deadline*

*Deadline for prioritized funding is January 2, for the fall semester.· Applications will also be accepted for this degree program for admission during spring and summer semesters. Contact the Director of Graduate Studies for the deadline for the semester you are interested in starting. Generally this will be 1-2 months before the beginning of the entry semester for domestic students. International applications will need to be submitted earlier.

Application Materials Required

  1. Online Application (most documents below can be uploaded through the application site)
  2. 3 Letters of Reference
  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: 7.0

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.