MS/MBA/College of Mass Communication and Media Arts

Southern Illinois University



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Separately, the M.B.A. in the College of Business requires completion of 33 semester hours of course work; the MCMA M.S. in Professional Media and Media Management requires 30 semester hours of course work.

The concurrent MCMA M.S./COB M.B.A. degree program requires completion of 21 semester hours of MCMA-approved courses and 24 credit hours of COB-approved courses, for a total of 45 hours. This is a savings of 18 semester hours over pursuing both degrees separately.

Students wishing to be admitted to the concurrent program must apply and be accepted to the MCMA M.S., as well as, apply and be accepted into the M.B.A. program in the College of Business.  This initiates the process to pursue the concurrent degrees. Applicants for the concurrent degree program must also earn a satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE to be admitted to the M.B.A. program, as well as successfully complete the College of Business Foundation Workshops offered during the summer if they have not previously completed the 10 foundation business courses (or their equivalent) required for admission into the M.B.A. program.

We accept applications for our M.S. degree for both fall and spring admissions. For spring admission, applications will be accepted through October 15. We will open our fall admissions process on October 16, 2018 and will accept applications through January 15, 2019. Please visit our M.S. page for the details on that program.