M.A. On Campus

Journalism and Mass Communication

12 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The focus of the M.A. degree program in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia is on theory, research, and decision making within mass media industries and within the academic discipline of mass communication and its specialty fields of advertising, journalism, public relations, and telecommunications.


About this Degree

The graduate studies program of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia offers two graduate degrees for students preparing for professional and academic careers: the Master of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

The M.A. program emphasizes the integration of mass communication theory, research methods, decision making, and critical thinking and provides preparation for further study and/or for careers in advertising, journalism, mass media studies, public relations, and telecommunications.

Applicants accepted for the master’s programs and Ph.D. program begin their program in the fall semester. Admission is based on undergraduate grade point average, the results of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE), a statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation, as well as previous professional experience and scholarly work.

Programme Structure

  • Anyone holding a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is eligible to apply for admission to the master’s programs. The program is open both to students with undergraduate majors in journalism and mass communication and to those who have majored in other areas. 
  • Master’s students without backgrounds in journalism and mass communication may be required to take 9 or more credit hours of undergraduate-level foundation courses before registering for more than 6 hours of graduate courses. If not previously completed, a course in statistics is also required.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


27 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL or IELTS Requirement (minimum score of 80 overall with at least a score of 20 in the speak and writing sections)
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Résumé/CV
  • The GRE is no longer required for the MA programs.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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