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Journalism, M.A.

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University rank #801 (QS) , AL,
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.


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

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

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                        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

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                          849 USD/credit
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                          849 USD/credit
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                        • In-State

                          424 USD/credit
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                        Living costs for Oxford

                        • 850 - 1300 USD/month
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