The School of Media and Strategic Communications offers a Master's Degree in Mass Communication (31 hours, thesis or 32 hours, non-thesis).

The master's degree focuses on media theory, ethics and research methods.  The degree is designed to give students a more in-depth understanding of today's ever-changing communication landscape.  The program offers three specialty tracks:  Global Communication, Brand Communication and Sports Communication.

Students can choose from several degree completion options within each study track:

*  Thesis Option (31 hours): The thesis option is designed to prepare graduates to teach at the college level or to continue toward a doctoral degree.  This option includes 6 hours of thesis research.
*  Non-Thesis Option (32 hours):  The non-thesis option is designed to help graduates advance their media and strategic communications careers.  For the non-thesis option, students may select
   to complete Study Abroad (6 hours abroad, 1 hour formal report), Practicum (6 hours practicum, 1 hour formal report) or a Creative Component Project (4 hours, creative project).


  

 Thesis
 Non-Thesis
 Study Abroad - Practicum       
   Non-Thesis
   Creative Project                       
 Core Courses                      
 10 hours
 Core Courses
 10 hours
  Core Courses
 10 hours
 Concentration
 15 hours
 Concentration
 15 hours 
 Concentration
 15 hours
 Thesis
  6 hours
Study Abroad - Practicum
6 hours
 Elective
 3 hours
  Formal Report
1 hour
 Creative Project
 4 hours
 TOTAL
 31 hours
 TOTAL
32 hours     
 TOTAL
 32 hours      
 


Core courses (10 hours) include Introduction to Graduate Studies, Media Theory, Media Ethics and Research Methods in Mass Communication.  Courses are offered in a variety of formats including traditional classroom, hybrid (combines in-person and online instruction) and online.  Core courses are completed on campus at OSU-Stillwater.  Concentration courses are offered both online and in-person/hybrid on the OSU-Stillwater and OSU-Tulsa campuses.

Online admissions applications should be completed via the OSU Graduate College website:  https://gradcollege.okstate.edu/content/application-process-0  

For application review, the School of Media and Strategic Communications requires the subimssion of Official College Transcripts, a Statement of Purpose, Three Letters of Recommendation from professors or supervising employers, and a Writing Sample.



7/10/2018
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