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Communication (Mass Communication)

University of Southern Mississippi

24 months
9094 USD/year
9094 USD/year
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The Master of Arts degree in Communication (Mass Communication) program at the University of Southern Mississippi integrates research and theory into a broad-based curriculum designed to prepare recent graduates and experienced professionals for doctoral studies, professional advancement, and personal enrichment. 


Key facts:

  • Students pursue graduate degrees to enhance their educations and careers. While at the University of Southern Mississippi, students enjoy the benefits of a supportive, accessible and diverse group of faculty who hold wide-ranging research interests and are committed to the success of their students; bright and worldly classmates who are part of a smart and talented student body; and connections to successful graduates that hold pivotal positions in academia and various organizations all over the world.
  • The Communication (Mass Communication) graduate faculty combine applied knowledge with communication theory and work to engage students while challenging them to think critically as they address communication practices and issues. Courses examine how mass communication creates, sustains, and changes political, corporate, non-profit, and cultural institutions, and society at large.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mass Communication Theory 
  • Critical & Cultural Theory of Mass Communication 
  • Thesis 
  • Graduate Research in Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
150 (verbal)
150 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate record of an overall 3.0 GPA is required as well as a 3.0 major GPA
  • Scores from the GRE must be submitted.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must attain a TOEFL score of 79.
  • Applicants must submit a 500-700 word goals statement.
  • Three letters of recommendation that refer to the student’s academic ability and preparation to pursue graduate study are required.
  • The admissions process takes into account the GPA, GRE, and the letters of recommendation. Students with a strong likelihood of success in advanced study will be admitted.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Hattiesburg

800 - 1300 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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