12 months
725 USD/credit 23925 USD/year
725 USD/credit 23925 USD/year
320 USD/credit 10560 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Mass Communication program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock is located within the School of Mass Communication (SMC) and emphasizes critical thinking about mass media and its journalistic and strategic communication practices, media content and its effects on the public. 


The Mass Communication program at University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers a Media Research option that prepares students to analyze and conduct scholarly research in mass communication, and how to write and present the results of such research to both scholarly and non-scholarly audiences.

Key Features 

  • The program also offers a Professional Mass Media option that provides students with advanced professional training in Multiplatform Journalism or Strategic Communication/Public Relations. Students will either write a Master’s Thesis or create a Professional Project as capstone experience.
  • The program is open to students with undergraduate majors or minors in Mass Communication, to working journalists, and to those without Mass Communication backgrounds. Most of the program’s graduate courses are offered during the evening and in the early morning for the convenience of the working professional.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Beginning Reporting
  • Advance Reporting
  • Design and Production
  • News Media and the First Amendment
  • Reporting of Public Affairs
  • Public Relations Cases

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An online graduate application.
  • $40 application fee. All applicants must pay a non-refundable $40 application fee before their application can be processed.
  • Proof of English proficiency. 
  • A copy of all academic records. All applicants must provide transcripts from all universities attended (undergraduate and graduate).
  • Proof of two MMR vaccines. All applicants must provide proof of a Tuberculosis screening, which must be performed in the United States of America and can be done at the Health Services Center at UA Little Rock. 
  • Additional program requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 725 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    23925 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 725 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10560 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 320 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Little Rock

875 - 1315 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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