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Master's in Mass Communications

The School of Media and Strategic Communications offers a Master's Degree in Mass Communication. Specialty tracks include Global Communication, Brand Communication, and Sports Communication. The Mass Communication degree is designed to give you a more in-depth understanding of the changing communication landscape. It is an excellent choice for acquiring specific communication expertise, enhancing research and presentation skills, and studying effective and persuasive communication strategies.

Curriculum

  • Thesis option: 31 credit hours, with 6 hours for thesis research
  • Non-thesis options: 32 credit hours, with 7 hours for creative component, study abroad, or practicum

Required core courses:

  • Introduction to Graduate Study
  • Methods of Research in Mass Communication
  • Mass Communication Theory
  • Mass Communication Ethics

Specialty area courses - 15 credit hours from one of the following concentrations:

  • Global Communication
  • Brand Communication
  • Sports Communication

1928Continuous accreditation for more than 90 years.

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication accreditation ensures that this program meets standards for quality admininstration, curriculum and faculty.

 

Research and Faculty

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To help students gain professional experience, SMSC introduced The O'Colly Media Group. Students gain practical experience working with OMG media outlets, including print, television, radio and digital platforms. The organization's mission is to offer students real-life experience in media production, distribution and advertising sales. Media outlets include an award-winning newspaper, daily television newscast, numerous live and recorded television broadcasts, podcasting and digital distribution through O'Colly,com, AppleTV, ROKU and Amazon Fire Stick.

 

Admissions

Admissions:

  • Official University Transcripts
  • Resume or CV
  • Letter of Intent
  • Writing Sample
  • Three Letters of Recommendation from professors or supervising employers

Test Scores:

GRE not required

 

Application Deadlines:

  • November 1 (Spring admission)
  • February 1 (Fall priority admission)
  • July 1 (Fall admission)

Cost & Assistance

OSU and the Stillwater community in general are especially affordable places for graduate students. Oklahoma State University's estimation of a graduate student's annual costs is $18,820 for Oklahoma residents, $29,150 for out-of-state students, and $34,588 for international students.

 

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