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Journalism and Mass Communications, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #561 (QS) , NE,
At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the College of Journalism and Mass Communications offers a Master of Arts degree with specializations available in professional journalism and integrated media communications (IMC). Applicants seeking admission to the IMC program will be required to complete a basic statistics course if they have not taken one as a part of their undergraduate coursework.

About

The master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, offered by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is designed to build or enhance professional knowledge, skills, and leadership in journalism and mass communications. 

The program is designed to accommodate the needs of students with an undergraduate degree in a journalism and mass communications; journalism, advertising, public relations, marketing and education professionals; or students with careers and undergraduate degrees in areas other than journalism and mass communications. Applicants with an undergraduate major in an area of study other than journalism and mass communications, or students with little or no professional related experience may be required to complete undergraduate journalism and mass communications courses.

Both specializations are available by distance education. The college offers synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (flexible) distance courses, all of which are interactive. The synchronous courses are interactive between campus and distance students, and typically meet one evening a week. Overall, the program's interdisciplinary curriculum combines up-to-date knowledge with practical application and individualized experience.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Depth Reporting
  • Digital Photojournalism/Multimedia 
  • Data Visualization
  • Media Economics
  • Government Controls of Information
  • School Publications

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Transcripts and/or mark sheets showing the grades earned in each course
  • A diploma or certificate of graduation. (Not required if the transcript includes the name of the degree and the date it was conferred.)
  • The Diploma Supplement, if the degree is Bologna-compliant

Tuition Fee

  • International

    960 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 960 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    332 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 332 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lincoln

  • 926 - 1380 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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