Degrees


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Degrees at the Klein College of Media and Communication

Doctor of Philosophy in Media and Communication

This interdisciplinary PhD program integrates a strong core of intellectual work in the humanities and social sciences and helps you prepare for a career in academia or an alternate path in consulting, education, finance, government, industry, law, policy or research.

Master of Journalism

Utilizing a multimedia and multi-platform approach, this master’s program will provide you with a solid understanding of editing, ethics and law, reporting and writing, and help you as a current or an aspiring journalist to become an engaged and innovative professional.

Master of Science in Globalization and Development Communication

Drawing from a long history and vast body of theory and research on the practice of development communication, this unique, one-year program is designed to meet the challenges of the 21st century in areas such as food security, gender equality, human rights, peace and conflict, public health and sustainability. Immerse yourself in a rigorous, forward-thinking curriculum grounded in the promotion of responsible and ethical change in those areas and related ones.

Media Studies & Production Major

Technical skills and media knowledge can converge in an exciting career, whether you want to direct films, operate cameras, run your own media firm or work as on-air talent. Learning in the Klein College of Media and Communication’s collaborative and high-energy environment, you’ll get hands-on experience with the conceptual and technical tools needed to prepare for a career in the production side of media.

Journalism Major

Develop your talents in reporting, writing and presenting information across multiple platforms—online, in print, on radio and TV, and more. Whether you want to create content for online outlets, document international events or report from an election’s headquarters, you’ll be prepared to play a crucial role in delivering accurate and timely information and telling stories that matter.

Communication Studies Major

Delve into both the theory and practice of communication while exploring all the departments in the Klein College of Media and Communication. Whether you plan to attend law school, serve as a communication liaison for a government organization, or work for a media outlet or publication, you can tailor your experience to match your academic and professional interests.

Advertising Major

Learn how to leverage media to build critical connections between brands and consumers that boost sales, increase overall awareness and strengthen brand identity—often in the face of scores of competing messages.

Master of Science in Communication Management

Learn to apply and manage strategic communication as a part of a leadership team. By honing skills in issues management, organizational change, problem-solving and research, you’ll gain the competencies essential for creating effective relationships among all types of organizations and their markets.