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Mass Communications (Concentration in Multimedia Journalism)

Virginia Commonwealth University

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
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About

The Mass Communications (Concentration in Multimedia Journalism) program at Virginia Commonwealth University is designed to prepare students to work in a highly competitive and multiple-platform (print, broadcast, online/digital) news environment. 

Overview

Program goals

The Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture prepares effective and skilled communicators through quality instruction, advising and student services, based on real-world applications. Through research, professional service and scholarship in applied communications, the school advances the knowledge and practice of a multidisciplinary and evolving media environment. The school values truth, ethics, creativity, innovation, collaboration, cultural diversity, shared governance and community engagement.

The Mass Communications (Concentration in Multimedia Journalism) program at Virginia Commonwealth University is for recent graduates who have an undergraduate degree in journalism or a related field, or for more veteran journalists who want to upgrade their professional skills.

Student learning outcomes

  • SLO1: Higher level skills

Students graduating from this program will demonstrate higher level skills in critical thinking.

  • SLO2: Clear and effective communication

Students graduating from this program will master written and multimedia platforms to communicate clearly and effectively to inform and engage audiences.

  • SLO3: Research and evaluation

Students graduating from this program will demonstrate the ability to conduct foundational research applicable to mass communication.

  • SLO4: Tools and technologies

Students graduating from this program will be able to apply tools and technologies required for mass communication workplaces.

  • SLO5: Journalism skills

Students specializing in this sequence will demonstrate journalism skills, including news judgment, ethics, information gathering and reporting across multiple platforms, that show they are capable of producing publishable work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Research
  • Digital Management and Analytics
  • Computational Journalism
  • Digital Production
  • Leadership in Action
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • International Journalism

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25956 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25956 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12618 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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