Journalism and Mass Communication, M.A. | University of Wisconsin Madison | Madison, United States
24 months
25504 USD/year
25504 USD/year
12176 USD/year
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Graduate programs in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin Madison are designed for advanced academic preparation in the various fields of mass communication and journalism, and for training in research and teaching. 


The School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin Madison offers three options for the master of arts: professional-track M.A. (30 credits in multi-media communication and topic specialization); thesis-track M.A. (30 credits in theory and methods plus thesis); and non-thesis M.A. (30 credits with tight focus on journalism and mass communication concepts).

The school is a recognized leader in teaching and research in a variety of topics including the process and effects of mass communication; communication campaigns; community and social movements; consumer and popular culture; health and science communication; history of mass communication; international communication; media accountability and criticism; media law and policy; new media technology; political communication and public opinion; and race, gender and mass communication. 

Graduate work prepares students to use and contribute to the research and scholarship in these and many other areas. Identifying important questions, gathering evidence, and understanding standards of inference are dominant features of all graduate degree programs.

Learning Outcomes

  • Attain mastery in an area of the mass communication field. This encompasses an ability to articulate, critique, or elaborate theories, research methods, and approaches to inquiry in the chosen field of study.
  • Identify sources and assemble evidence pertaining to questions or challenges in the field of communication.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the primary field of study in a historical, social, psychological, cultural or global context.
  • Select and/or utilize the most appropriate methodologies and practices.
  • Evaluate or synthesize information pertaining to questions or challenges in the field of communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Sports Communication
  • Mass Media in Multicultural America
  • Media Fluency for the Digital Age
  • Mass Communication
  • Mass Communication Practices
  • Communication and Social Theory
  • Journalism Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To apply for the master's, students must have a four-year bachelor's degree, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), and completed Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
  •  Three letters of recommendation are required of all applicants. GRE scores (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing tests) are required for U.S. students and international students. 
  • International students are also required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam. Test scores must be furnished to the school before the application is considered complete.

Tuition Fee

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    25504 USD/year
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  • National

    25504 USD/year
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  • In-State

    12176 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12176 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Madison

1015 - 1752 USD /month
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