MA Programs in Journalism and Mass Communication

Compare 247 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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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 2018 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.... [-]


MA in Social and Health Journalism

Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Magdeburg

The degree program educates students to become journalists with a focus on social and health issues. This interdisciplinary program addresses the increasingly complex societal developments in social and health care systems which, for journalists and for non-experts in particular, are becoming ever more difficult to understand and to report on comprehensibly. [+]

No restricted admission. Start of studies The program begins each winter semester. Applicants with foreign certificates please apply until 31 July via uni-assist e.V. Program objectives

The degree program educates students to become journalists with a focus on social and health issues. This interdisciplinary program addresses the increasingly complex societal developments in social and health care systems which, for journalists and for non-experts in particular, are becoming ever more difficult to understand and to report on comprehensibly. This development presents an increasing challenge to the media communication skills of experts in the social and healthcare sectors, and therefore calls for suitably qualified media professionals. The content of the Master's program in Social and Health Journalism equip students with all necessary specialist qualifications for the journalistic planning, organisation and production of media content as well as the subject-matter competence in the social and health care field that is required to meet the specific objective of the course of studies.... [-]


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 in Strategic Communication

University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Campus Full time 15 months September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Professional communication skills have become one of the key aspects of all types of enterprise. Students on the SC program study with instructors from the U.S. and Europe on a program that challenges students to build and develop the skills and theoretical understanding needed to work in key positions in a wide variety of private and public enterprises. [+]

Learn to be heard with a master’s degree in Strategic Communication

Professional communication skills have become one of the key aspects of all types of enterprise. Students on the SC program study with instructors from the U.S. and Europe on a program that challenges students to build and develop the skills and theoretical understanding needed to work in key positions in a wide variety of private and public enterprises.

Is this UNYP master’s degree program right for me?

The 15-month life-long education program of weekend study (2 weekends per month) leads to an American Master's Degree from La Salle University (Philadelphia, U.S.A.). With a history of over 140 years, La Salle University is a highly ranked regional American university.... [-]


MA in Global Communications

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Paris

The Master of Arts in Global Communications (MAGC) is an interdisciplinary, hybrid academic program that produces expert communications professionals and scholars. Taught by an international faculty made up of intellectual and professional leaders in their fields, the program is designed to help you find a pathway to future success in your career. [+]

The MA in Global Communications is an interdisciplinary, hybrid academic program that produces expert communications professionals and scholars. Taught by an international faculty made up of intellectual and professional leaders in their fields, the program is designed to help you find a pathway to future success in your career.

CONNECT TO THE NETWORK: THEORY AND PRACTICE

Our curriculum is always being adapted to meet emerging needs. We welcome students with a wide range of interests and provide expert academic and practical training on topics spanning:

Communications Theory – from the development of the field and its major concepts and debates to the latest debates and challenges in a globalized world Digital Media Technologies – from the rise and promise of the Internet to the immersive networks of social media and ubiquitous computing devices Global Media and Media Systems – producing comparative knowledge of structures of ownership, control, influence and innovation Visual Culture – exploring the multivalent power of images and screens and practices of looking The Creative Industries – their increasing role in advertising and branding goods and services, and promoting and disrupting ideas and values Journalism and Public Relations– including the challenges and opportunities of producing and sharing compelling content in an attention-based digital economy Fashion and Material Culture – from luxury to sustainability in a rapidly transforming industry and wide-ranging practices of consumption in a consumerist society and beyond Cultural Difference and Cultural Diversity – their complex relationship to changing practices and politics of communication globally, including practices,... [-]

Master of Arts in Digital Media (MA-DM) (European & US accreditations)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2019 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Digital Media and Communication (MA-DM) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-DM provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment? [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF ARTS IN DIGITAL MEDIA An overview of the dominant theories of media and communications; Practical skills in managing communications in organizations and companies; Insight into the latest developments in media tools and related-business areas; Exposure to how global organizations communicate strategically and evaluate their initiatives; Switzerland is a dynamic and multicultural learning environment. PROFILE

The Master of Arts in Digital Media (MA-DM) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-DM provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment?... [-]


Master of Arts in International Brand Communication

Brand Academy – University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 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.... [-]


Full-time MA in Digital Management

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 24 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom Manchester

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. [+]

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.

The Digital Management is a Masters-level leadership program, designed in partnership with the industry and accredited by Teesside University. It is designed to prepare you for a leading role in the media, creative, and digital industries. This post-graduate program gives you an insight into the thought processes that drive some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies.... [-]


Master Degree in Cinema and Digital Media

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 3 years September 2019 Czech Republic Prague

The three-year follow-up Master's degree program is an intensive hands-on and theoretical preparation from the very beginning. [+]

Have you received a BA in cinema? or a BA in another field and you are able to prove your filmmaking talents are on a par with a BA cinema level? Here you are – a 3-year master’s degree program. This natural evolution of FAMU International gained specific contours in the fall of 2008 when the first, carefully selected students enrolled for their three-year course.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The three-year follow-up Master's degree program is an intensive hands-on and theoretical preparation from the very beginning. Students work with an HDV, HDSLR and other digital formats while adopting a professional approach to the 16mm and 35mm film formats both on location and in the studio. At the same time, students take a number of compulsory courses based on their specialization, complemented with suitable elective courses, workshops, and a number of modules – short intensive courses taught by guest professional artists, theorists, and visiting professors, mostly on Fridays or weekends.... [-]


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 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.... [-]


MA in Film Production

University of Gloucestershire
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 semesters September 2019 United Kingdom Cheltenham + 1 more

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. [+]

The students’ practical and theoretical understanding of filmmaking will be advanced by lecturers who work as professional filmmakers. Students will have access to industry-standard equipment, a professional on-campus film studio, personal edit suites with professional postproduction software, and sessions with external industry professionals. You will be encouraged to creatively explore the art of filmmaking within the context of a highly structured, professional industry environment, and should graduate with clearly articulated outputs that may be used to advance their careers in film production.

Study style

Student practical work (film projects) will be assessed in the modules that include specific production activity. Written work will be assessed in both production modules that include written submissions (including pre-production material) and in modules that require academic writing (including Textual Studies and Postgraduate Thesis).... [-]


MA in Information Studies - Digital Living

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Aarhus

The programme takes a multidisciplinary approach to study digital living by focusing on three main strands – the sociological, the constructing, and the entrepreneurial strand. [+]

Work and Social Life in an Era of Smart Machines and Social Media

The Aarhus University MSc in Information Studies–Digital Living looks at how digital technologies are used in everyday life. The programme is an opportunity to consider how we might design better futures by exploring the intersection of networked sociality, organizational practices, and IT design.

Internationally established professors in digital culture studies give their expertise on the social impact of digital technologies. Computer scientists work with students to develop hands-on knowledge of how digital forms of communication and interaction are designed and programmed. Professors from information and media studies help students build a strong grounding in the political, social, and economic structures of twenty-first-century organizations and institutions.... [-]


MA in Communication, Media Practice and PR

Swansea University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom Swansea + 1 more

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment. [+]

The MA in Communication, Media Practice and Public Relations (PR) is designed for students who want to focus their energy on the dynamic world of social media, develop their creative practice and professional writing skills or are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment.

Key Features

The MA offers syllabus-based practice in professional, contemporary media skills, taught by industry professionals with academic backgrounds. The programme includes modules in Professional Writing/Journalism, Visual Communications and Media Design, Video and Documentary Making and PR, Branding, and Promotion. Other modules in communication, theory, film, and history are also available.

The programme allows graduates to add valuable and desirable professional media skills for careers in business, journalism, public and media relations, broadcasting, advertising and marketing and industry professionals to acquire new media skills and qualifications that will enhance their continuing professional development.... [-]