MA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

Compare 244 MA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

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, 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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M.A. New Media Production

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2019 USA St. Louis

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms. [+]

M.A. New Media Production

New Media Production programs are for students seeking a mastery of storytelling skills in a multi-platform digital communication environment. This degree is designed to sharpen the production skills students already have and introduce students to a variety of additional skill sets to advance in a multi-platform media landscape that demands proficiency and knowledge of production in various media forms.

In the current dynamic media environment, the demand is for practitioners who are able to produce content on various digital platforms using the latest equipment and methods. This degree is designed to teach students how to succeed in that changing media environment and to give them the production skills necessary to communicate stories with impact.... [-]


M.A. in Strategic Communication

Seton Hall University College of Communication and the Arts
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 USA South Orange

The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication combines the curricula and resources of the College of Communication and the Arts to offer students academically challenging courses that provide insight and practical strategies to succeed in the rapidly changing world. [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication combines the curricula and resources of the College of Communication and the Arts to offer students academically challenging courses that provide insight and practical strategies to succeed in the rapidly changing world.

The program uniquely develops critical research skills associated with communication and leadership in ways that are grounded in theory and can be immediately applied in practice. Students are challenged to think creatively, apply state-of-the-art technology, and sharpen their leadership and communication in a dynamic, small-classroom environment.

By the Numbers

36 Credit Program 4 Professional Association Affiliations 14 Journal Articles Published by Full-time Faculty 350K New Jobs Excepted by 2022 ... [-]

Master of Fine Arts in Film Production

Full Sail University
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 USA Winter Park

In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences. [+]

Innovations in techniques, communication, and distribution channels have leveled the playing field for filmmakers, but the elements of a compelling film remain the same. In Full Sail University’s Film Production master of fine arts program, your education centers on fundamentals such as storytelling, visual aesthetics, and technical roles, as well as the business strategies needed to bring your completed works to audiences.

You’ll build these skills in Full Sail’s professional studios and facilities, and get familiar with the industry's equipment, software, and technology. This will all come together as you build a graduate-level portfolio to showcase your talents.

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MA Communicating Economic Policy

New College of the Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

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. [+]

An enthralling mix of economic policy and the communication of economic knowledge, this MA will train you to understand how economic knowledge is used in the modern world.

Graduates will be skilled at acting between the economists and the public.

The MA Communicating Economic Policy programme has three main strands: economic policy, which equips you with an understanding of the conceptual tools of an economist; research skills, which teaches you the skills required to handle quantitative data, offers a grounding in qualitative research skills, and prepares you to undertake the entire production process of independent research; and economic communication, which invites you to reflect on what the field of economics can achieve, what its limitations are, and how these can be communicated to non- expert audiences.... [-]


MA in Journalism

Leeds Trinity University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

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. [+]

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.

Leeds Trinty's MA Journalism is one of only four MA courses in the UK to be accredited by both main journalism accreditation bodies, the BJTC and the NCTJ.... [-]


MA in Digital Media Management

Sheffield Hallam University
Campus Full time 1 year January 2019 United Kingdom Sheffield

The creative industries sector is vibrant, fast-growing and brings immense benefit to developed economies. In the UK alone, the creative industries are worth over £77 billion a year and account for 5% of the economy, with exports of over £17 billion per annum. Skilled digital media management professionals are in demand to meet this phenomenal growth. Your studies are based in our modern media labs in the Department of Media Arts and Communication. Many of our academic staff bring industry experience to their teaching. The course also includes a regular programme of industry speakers and client-based projects, as well as a foundation for those wishing to move into media management roles within organizations, recognize existing skills and knowledge through a formal qualification, or start their own media business. [+]

The creative industries sector is vibrant, fast-growing and brings immense benefit to developed economies. In the UK alone, the creative industries are worth over £77 billion a year and account for 5% of the economy, with exports of over £17 billion per annum. Skilled digital media management professionals are in demand to meet this phenomenal growth.

Your studies are based in our modern media labs in the Department of Media Arts and Communication. Many of our academic staff bring industry experience to their teaching. The course also includes a regular programme of industry speakers and client-based projects, as well as a foundation for those wishing to move into media management roles within organizations, recognize existing skills and knowledge through a formal qualification, or start their own media business.... [-]


Master in Communication

University of Central Missouri
Online Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 USA Warrensburg + 1 more

Through the M.A. in Communication program, you can enhance your skills in management, film, videography, radio, news, teaching, and overall communication skills. [+]

Through the M.A. in Communication program, you can enhance your skills in management, film, videography, radio, news, teaching, and overall communication skills.

After completing a master’s degree in Communication, you may qualify for upper-level jobs in fields such as news, social media, advertising, marketing, public relations, sales, human relationships, television, radio or prepare for postgraduate degrees.

Admission Requirements

Must have a 2.50 overall undergraduate GPA

Have at least a 2.75 G

PA in 15 hours of undergraduate communication courses.

Complete and submit an online application to UCM’s Graduate School and International Admissions along with your official transcripts.... [-]


MA in Strategic Management in Global Communication

Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Spain Barcelona

This Masters Degree is the first of its kind in Europe. The program gives students the opportunity to study and understand management principles of communication inherent in companies and organizations operating within the international arena, with emphasis on successful application of the strategic tools of communication and public relations and public affairs. [+]

This Masters Degree is the first of its kind in Europe. The program gives students the opportunity to study and understand management principles of communication inherent in companies and organizations operating within the international arena, with emphasis on successful application of the strategic tools of communication and public relations and public affairs.

The course is taught exclusively in English, with a faculty of renowned teachers shared with U.S., UK and the rest of Europe. The content of the program responds to the growing demand of a global sector. The master gathers the tendencies set by the leading communication and public relations agencies and consultancies in the world, and also responds to the needs of the large multinationals, who demand global communication projects, but who have both an identity and local roots.... [-]


Master of Arts in International Brand Communication

Brand Academy – University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Hamburg

On our Master’s course in International Brand Communication, you will learn about all of the success factors that drive cross-border and cross-culture brand communication and which you will need to master for a career in international advertising and communication agencies. [+]

On our Master’s course in International Brand Communication, you will learn about all of the success factors that drive cross-border and cross-culture brand communication and which you will need to master for a career in the brand and creative industry. The course will, therefore, be taught in English.

As a recent graduate, you will be ready to begin your career on the global stage and in the advertising industry where brands touch the hearts of consumers.

You have a keen interest in creative brand communication campaigns like Apple, Coca-Cola, Mont Blanc, Nike and Nivea and are curious to explore new cultures. Take the first step of your global career with us.

You are ambitious and looking to develop skills that allow you to excel in the fast-moving world of global advertising.... [-]


MA Filmmaking

The London Film School
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 United Kingdom London

Train in all departments, in a working studio, with students from over 30 countries. Entry in January, May and September. [+]

An intensive two-year course in the heart of London, the MA Filmmaking trains to a professional level in a full range of filmmaking skills. Students leave with a portfolio of directing, cinematography, editing, producing and sound credits on at least 10 films - usually many more. The school produces around 180 films each year on this particular programme and last year these screened at over 180 festivals, winning many prizes, including the Cannes Palme d’Or for Best Short Film, the most prestigious festival accolade.

Learning is based on short film production. 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, providing the equipment and training students to new levels in each of the various craft skills. Students make all aesthetic decisions while solving problems similar to those faced by professional units, on a steeply increasing slope of difficulty. The work is constantly assessed and critiqued.... [-]


Master Corporate Media (MA)

Leipzig School of Media
Campus Part time 3 semesters October 2019 Germany Leipzig

Part-time studies with a focus on corporate communications, marketing and PR, study language: German (minimum level C1 required) [+]

Part-time studies with a focus on corporate communications, marketing and PR

Website and corporate blog, customer magazine and social media channels, print advertisements and online banners - corporate communications, public relations and marketing are just as multifaceted as complex fields of work today. In order to attract the attention of customers and consumers to successfully establish their own brand and build long-lasting customer relationships, companies and other organizations need to align all their communication efforts. Activities of corporate publishing and traditional public relations work require a consistent content marketing strategy that ideally uses the means of brand storytelling. Customers can be approached in this way at different touchpoints and accompanied on their entire customer journey. The degree program Corporate Media (formerly Corporate Publishing) of the Leipzig School of Media (LSoM) provides specialists from communication and marketing departments with the necessary skills to master these challenges in times of digitization within three semesters.... [-]


MA in Marketing Communications

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. [+]

Marketing communications covers the selection and application of the main communication tools available to an organisation in pursuit of its marketing goals. This work is often carried out by specialist agencies and involves both strategic thinking and the development of creative solutions. It calls for a blend of research-based knowledge with the practice of high-level, often extremely creative, skills. As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to take exams for the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and upon successful completion of the exams become a professional member of the Digital Marketing Institute.

Course content

The course covers the main marketing communication techniques. It provides you with a sufficient foundation in marketing to enable you to work easily with people involved throughout the marketing management process. The ultimate aim of the course is to enhance individual career advancement prospects through knowledge of how to apply academic learning to best marketing communications practice. A highlight for many students is the study trips and company visits organised throughout the course which provide an opportunity for networking and extending learning in new environments.... [-]


M.A. International Marketing and Media Management

HMKW
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 6 semesters Open Enrollment Germany Berlin Cologne Frankfurt + 3 more

The 2-year Master’s program International Marketing and Media Management targets new job profiles, which arise in our globalized and digitized word. [+]

The HMKW master program M.A. International Marketing and Media Management conveys analytical, producing and consultancy oriented competencies, which are needed urgently in our service and knowledge-based economic system, spurred by accelerating digital transformations and growing transnational interconnections. All master programs at HMKW offer interdisciplinary mandatory elective modules as a general foundation. Subject-specific modules to deepen and develop your career skills will be built upon these.

The interdisciplinary foundation is made up of modules in legal, technological and psychological subject areas. These modules convey essential competencies for the professionalization of your work with the media. In the subject-specific modules, the master program M.A. International Marketing and Media Management conveys Marketing and Management Basics and then further focusses on Media Management as well as Marketing and Media Intelligence subjects. The program is taught in English at HMKW Berlin and taught in German at HMKW Cologne and HMKW Frankfurt.... [-]


Master of Arts in Professional Writing

New England College
Online Part time 12 months September 2019 USA USA Online

The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction focused on new and traditional writing-based media.

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The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction focused on new and traditional writing-based media. The 36-credit program combines innovative theoretical, creative and practical foundations to prepare students for challenges in the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of professional writing. Students are mentored by highly skilled instructors to apply their knowledge and writing skills to cutting-edge communication challenges. The program’s Capstone process allows students to create a comprehensive professional digital-based portfolio of work that reflects individualized interests and career goals.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Global Communications

Manchester Metropolitan University
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Manchester + 2 more

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. [+]

Overview

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. These developments challenge the traditionally secretive practices of international diplomacy and the ability of governments to control information whilst also creating powerful new tools for propaganda; they enhance the importance of cultural or ‘soft’ power in international relations, and they have also transformed the nature of warfare.

This course is run by the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy in conjunction with the Department of Information and Communication.... [-]