220 MA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

A Master of Arts is oftentimes required for those who wish to be experts in their liberal arts field, or for students who wish to obtain higher-paying positions elsewhere. These degrees require completion of a bachelor’s degree for admission and often take two years to complete. What is an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication? For students looking to take advanced classes in advertising,… Read more

A Master of Arts is oftentimes required for those who wish to be experts in their liberal arts field, or for students who wish to obtain higher-paying positions elsewhere. These degrees require completion of a bachelor’s degree for admission and often take two years to complete.

What is an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication? For students looking to take advanced classes in advertising, media law, public administration, ethics and writing, a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication will likely be an excellent fit. Students may enjoy opportunities to participate in real-life examples of journalism and public communication situations and learn essential industry terminology, crucial for doing an excellent job in the field.

Benefits of studying journalism and mass communication include excellent strategic communication skills, cultural and industry competence, as well as enhanced writing and editing skills. Skills obtained in this degree program translate well to programs outside of journalism, too.

Tuition amount for an MA in Journalism and Mass Communication vary greatly depending on which university is offering the degree and where the university is located. Speaking to an academic advisor will be the best option for answering cost questions.

After graduating with this MA, individuals often go on to exciting careers in journalism, specializing as investigators, broadcasters and technologists. Those with an interest in a marketing career also do well with this degree because of the focus on strategic communication and advertising. Graduates of the program may find rewarding jobs as writers, editors and media consultants depending on their area of interest. Still others choose to become teachers of journalism and communication at a university.

A Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication can be completed online or in-person at universities around the globe. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Seton Hall University College of Communication and the Arts
South Orange , USA

The Digital Communication and Communication Technologies track focuses on communication in corporations, organizations and human relations. In this track, students investigate ... +

The Digital Communication and Communication Technologies track focuses on communication in corporations, organizations and human relations. In this track, students investigate relationships in digital communication, society, and culture in current, real-world cases, including the examination of tech-device usage cases and applications for practice in personal and professional contexts. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
September 2020
01 Aug 2019
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Full Sail University
Winter Park , USA

Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the ... +

Bringing films from concept to completion requires a skill set in both art and technology. Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for independent -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
January 2020
Campus
 
Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Munich , Germany + 4 More

In the media field, successful media business management and media product development require professional business management capabilities, and at the same time have a fairl ... +

In the media field, successful media business management and media product development require professional business management capabilities, and at the same time have a fairly broad understanding of social development trends. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
English, German
15 Mar 2020
15 Jan 2020
Campus
 
The London Film School
London , United Kingdom + 1 More

Learning is based around short films. Each term these film exercises become more technically sophisticated, more considered and more complex in their ambitions. The School spe ... +

Learning is based around short films. Each term these film exercises become more technically sophisticated, more considered and more complex in their ambitions. The School specifies the skill base for each exercise, provides the equipment and trains the students up to the new levels in each of the various craft skills. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
August 2020
Campus
 
Leeds Trinity University
Leeds , United Kingdom

At Leeds Trinity, we believe journalism is one of the most exciting, demanding, interesting and rewarding careers on the planet. The online, print and broadcast industries are ... +

At Leeds Trinity, we believe journalism is one of the most exciting, demanding, interesting and rewarding careers on the planet. The online, print and broadcast industries are highly competitive, but our excellent links with employers mean they tell us - and help us deliver - exactly what our trainees need to get a job. We consistently deliver accomplished, legally aware journalists with multi-platform news skills, as well as the academic ability relevant for higher level research. Our Postgraduate Journalism course incorporates all the multiplatform news skills needed for any career in journalism. -
MA
Full-time
English
August 2020
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich , United Kingdom

Take your practice to new heights, refine your technical skills and explore the cultural and historical context of your work on our Creative Skillset accredited MA Moving Imag ... +

Take your practice to new heights, refine your technical skills and explore the cultural and historical context of your work on our Creative Skillset accredited MA Moving Image and Sound Masters degree course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Temple University Klein College of Media and Communication
Philadelphia , USA

The Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production is a 36-credit program integrating conceptual and practical study to prepare students for careers in media analysis, creatio ... +

The Master of Arts in Media Studies and Production is a 36-credit program integrating conceptual and practical study to prepare students for careers in media analysis, creation, and management or further academic study. Our students are activists, media makers and researchers who engage with media through a variety of lenses—cultural, economic, historical, legal, psychological and technological. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
01 Aug 2020
15 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Washington , USA

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs Master of Arts in Film and Media develops the expertise, resources, and relationships you need to work in your chosen area of interes ... +

Johns Hopkins' Advanced Academic Programs Master of Arts in Film and Media develops the expertise, resources, and relationships you need to work in your chosen area of interest in the film and media business. In this 30-credit program, you will develop your own point of view, mission, distinctive storytelling approach, and professional portfolio in your area of focus. Choose a concentration in writing, sound, or business, and build your portfolio while also gaining broad industry knowledge in classes taught by practicing writers, producers, sound professionals, and creators. -
MA
Full-time
16 months
English
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
The American University of Paris
Paris , France

The Master of Arts in Global Communications (MAGC) is a three-semester, 48-credit degree that can be completed in one calendar year. This cutting-edge program offers a balance ... +

The Master of Arts in Global Communications (MAGC) is a three-semester, 48-credit degree that can be completed in one calendar year. This cutting-edge program offers a balance between solid intellectual preparation in communications and hands-on professional training with international experts. -
MA
Full-time
English
September 2020
Campus
 
Royal Roads University
Victoria , Canada

The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development program ... +

The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development program, designed for students who want to pursue a communication career in our increasingly diversified and globalized world. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
08 Sep 2020
08 Jun 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
New College of the Humanities
London , United Kingdom

Have you read Freakonomics (Levitt & Dubner, 2005) and found it interesting? Learn how authors, journalists, and writers deliver the why's and how's of economic policy and ... +

Have you read Freakonomics (Levitt & Dubner, 2005) and found it interesting? Learn how authors, journalists, and writers deliver the why's and how's of economic policy and how it affects our connected worlds. Be able to make complex information accessible to the public. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
August 2020
Campus
 
Hyper Island
Manchester , United Kingdom + 4 More

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad ra ... +

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real-world application, developing the leaders of the future. -
MA
Full-time
24 weeks
English
August 2020
Campus
 
Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
Idstein , Germany + 6 More

The English-language Digital Management (M.A.) study program will provide you with expertise in the digital change processes within companies and organizations. Demand is high ... +

The English-language Digital Management (M.A.) study program will provide you with expertise in the digital change processes within companies and organizations. Demand is high in all industry sectors for well-trained specialists who can take on this essential management role. Building on your existing management skills, we will give you the tools to identify the particular challenges and opportunities of digital transformation as well as develop and implement relevant solutions. This program will provide you with knowledge of both traditional management approaches and new digital management methods. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
October 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington , USA

The Master of Arts in Global Communication is offered jointly by GW's Elliott School of International Affairs and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences' School of Media and P ... +

The Master of Arts in Global Communication is offered jointly by GW's Elliott School of International Affairs and Columbian College of Arts and Sciences' School of Media and Public Affairs (SMPA). -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
13 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University School of Communication
Hong Kong

The Programme approaches communication at the individual, organizational and societal levels with a focus on communication in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan. Attention ... +

The Programme approaches communication at the individual, organizational and societal levels with a focus on communication in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Taiwan. Attention is also paid to the impact of changing media technologies. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
September 2020
Campus