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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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211 Results in Journalism and Mass Communication

Webster University Online

The Master of Arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or withou ... [+]

Master of Arts in Advertising and Marketing Communications

The Master of Arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. This degree prepares inexperienced students for a successful career in advertising and marketing communications and provides experienced students with the additional theory and application necessary to advance in their careers.

Students entering this program with a strong educational background or a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in this area may be eligible to waive one of the required core courses and should consult with a School of Communications academic advisor prior to registration to discuss their qualifications.... [-]

USA St. Louis
September 2019
Full-time
18 - 24 months
Online
Webster University

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 ... [+]

M.A. New Media Production

New Media Production programs are for students seeking 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.... [-]

USA St. Louis
August 2019
Full-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
Seton Hall University College of Communication and the Arts

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

Earn your M.A. in Communication

The M.A. in Communication is 36-credit, on-campus program in which students develop critical communication skills associated with human interaction and research practices in ways that are grounded in theory and can be immediately applied in practice. Students utilize state-of-the-art technology and sharpen their communication competencies and knowledge base in a dynamic and highly interactive environment reflecting real-world scenarios.

Digital Communication and Communication Technologies

The M.A. in Communication offers two tracks of study: Digital Communication and Communication Technologies, or Communication in Organizations.... [-]

USA South Orange
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online & Campus Combined
Hyper Island

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

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Manchester
Open Enrollment
Full-time
24 weeks
Campus
Full Sail University

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 ... [+]

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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USA Winter Park
January 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
New College of the Humanities

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 polic ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
The London Film School

An intensive one-year programme with the emphasis on developing the writer's original voice. ... [+]

This one-year course is aimed at developing screenwriting skills in the context of a filmmaking community where writing is an everyday practice and a collaborative process involving actors, directors, musicians, editors, and producers.

At LFS we explore the boundaries between writing and directing and stimulate debate through classes in film history, cross-cultural approaches to dramaturgy and script readings with professional actors. Regular screenings of classic and contemporary films in our own film theatre and visits by contemporary filmmakers complement the core practical work of developing a feature screenplay.

The MA Screenwriting programme provides a year of critical and creative development, a network of future contacts and space where a writer can define their interests and particular talent. The course focuses on short, feature and series writing.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master progr ... [+]

English master

The School of Arts offers English-language master programmes in the visual arts, audiovisual arts and music. Each year, dozens of foreign students choose the master programmes of our faculty to continue their studies. The presence of students from different international backgrounds is an enrichment for our educational tradition and provides an added value to the training of foreign master students and Flemish students moving on from the Dutch-language bachelor programmes alike.

The programmes are organized so as to facilitate encounters between Dutch-speaking and English-speaking students in informal contexts, in seminars and courses, and even in artistic projects, they start up together. There are no differences in curricula, competencies, learning outcomes or organization between the English-language programmes and their Dutch-language counterparts. English-speaking candidates holding a master’s degree in music can also go in for the advanced master ‘soloist contemporary music’.... [-]

Belgium Ghent
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
Leeds Trinity University

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 industrie ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
HMKW

The M.A. Convergent Journalism includes the classic media: print, online and audiovisual, which are increasingly converging in the world of media. The target group is gra ... [+]

The M.A. Convergent Journalism includes the classic media: print, online and audiovisual, which are increasingly converging in the world of media. The target group is graduates in humanities with linguistic competencies who would like to major in one of these three areas: sports/health, business/politics or culture/entertainment.

Features

Both broad and specialized: development of overall journalism skills plus the opportunity to specialize in selected areas

Learning outcomes

A high level of proficiency in journalism methods for the convergent media: print, online, broadcast and mobile

Type Full-time or part-time Degree Master of Arts (M.A.) Location Berlin and Cologne ... [-]
Germany Cologne Berlin Frankfurt
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 6 semesters
Campus
Hong Kong Baptist University School of Communication

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

About

The MA in Communication Programme at the School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University was launched in 1996. Since its inception, the Programme had been partially supported by Hong Kong government educational subsidies up until September 2004 when it became fully self-financed. The change in the source of funding was accompanied by an opening of the Programme, for the first time, to Mainland and other overseas students and the addition of the full-time study mode. In September 2004, a total of 92 students were admitted to the Programme, approximately two thirds local Hong Kong students and one-third mainlanders. The students divide more or less equally into part-time study mode (Hong Kong students only) and full-time study mode (both from Hong Kong and outside).... [-]

Hong Kong
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
New England College

The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction fo ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2019
Part-time
12 months
Online
California State University Sonoma

The M.A. in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective. In four semesters, p ... [+]

MA in Organization Development About the Program

The M.A. in Organization Development provides professional preparation for developing organizations and communities that are more sane and effective.

In four semesters, participants gain the practical skills, conceptual knowledge, and field-tested experience to successfully lead organization and community improvement efforts.

Cohort groups of 15 students participate in seminar discussions, skill-building activities, and extensive field projects, under the guidance and supervision of experienced OD practitioner faculty.

This program has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. We seek a broad spectrum of students, including members of under-represented groups.... [-]

USA Rohnert Park
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, mul ... [+]

About

You will further your theoretical and practical training with the study of specific subject areas such as cinema, set design, photography, editing, sound engineering, multimedia products, computer animation, 3D, the phenomenology of images and sociology of contemporary art.

Film made of content and experimentation.

Film is a world made up of many different languages, each one born out of the necessity to communicate a vision. Using experimentation and research one can give life to new stories and in order to tell them RUFA has created the two-year Master of Arts Degree Program in Film Arts, born to bring together, in a single program, the talent and storytelling capacity, writing and vision of students who have completed a degree in the Arts or Design.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
2 years
Campus
Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull

This Master’s degree will provide students with a deep understanding of the principles of global communication leadership and management within companies and organization ... [+]

3 reasons to choose this Master Faculty made up of outstanding active professionals Professional internships provided by the School in leading companies in the sector Training in the leadership of communication in the globalized company Presentation

This Master’s degree will provide students with a deep understanding of the principles of global communication leadership and management within companies and organizations that operate in a fast-moving international context.

Students will gain the tools needed for communication and public relations in global entities of this nature and will also pay particular attention to the practices of diplomacy, institutional relations, and corporate communication as responses to the increasingly urgent need for companies to achieve social legitimacy.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Full-time
1 year
Campus