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University of Mississippi

M.A.
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849 USD/credit
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424 USD/credit
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The master's graduate program in the Ed & Becky Meek School of Journalism and New Media offers three tracks: academic, professional, and Integrated Marketing Communications. M.A. students without academic or professional background in journalism may be required to pursue a course of study that combines undergraduate and graduate journalism courses.

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Overview

The Meek School of Journalism and New Media offers a professional program of instruction leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees. Courses of study include communication and critical-thinking skills appropriate to the practice of journalism and integrated marketing communications: writing, editing, oral presentation and design in print, broadcast and interactive media.

Founded as the Department of Journalism in 1947, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media was established July 1, 2009. It is dedicated to teaching, equipping, and empowering students for careers in journalism and integrated marketing communications.

All degrees in the school require course work in the liberal arts, including natural sciences, social sciences, mathematics, humanities, and fine and performing arts, while permitting some liberty in the selection of courses within these areas. In these courses, a student is introduced to the fundamentals of scholarship in the main branches of knowledge and is provided with an orientation that will help prepare for success in a chosen field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional IMC Seminar/Introduction to IMC
  • Consumer Behavior/Understanding the Target Audience
  • Insights and Measurements
  • Creative Development and Direction
  • Internet and Mobile Media: Evolution of the Digital Space
  • Managing Integration/The IMC Campaign
  • Brand and Relationship Strategies
  • Design and Visual Thinking
  • Direct and Database Marketing
  • Advanced Media Strategy and Analysis
  • Special Problems in IMC
  • Multicultural Marketing Communications
  • Advanced Account Planning
  • Public Relations as a Marketing Tool/Reputation Management

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed paper or online application form. Applicants must note on their applications whether they are electing full-time or part-time status.
  • An official score from a standardized test: GMAT for programs in the School of Accountancy, GMAT or GRE for the School of Business Administration, and GRE (verbal and quantitative sections) for most other programs. Other materials may be required by specific departments.
  • Official transcripts from the institution conferring the baccalaureate degree and from all colleges and universities subsequently attended. Only transcripts mailed directly from the sending institution to the Graduate School are considered official.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    849 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 849 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    849 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 849 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • In-State

    424 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 424 USD per credit and a duration of  .

Funding

The University of Mississippi has many scholarships that have been made available through the generous donations of alumni and friends of the university.  If you wish to be considered for scholarships, you must file a University of Mississippi Admission Application, and submit an online Special Programs & Scholarships Application . This application should be completed for the priority deadline of January 5th with a final deadline of February 15. Some scholarships may require separate applications, such as, Honor’s, Croft, School of Business, School of Engineering, and Pharmacy.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any need-based awards.

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