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2016-2017 General Catalog 
2016-2017 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication, MMC


The Master of Mass Communication (MMC) degree requires 34 graduate credit hours, including 13 hours of core courses, nine hours in an appropriate track, six hours of electives, and six hours devoted to thesis research or a professional project. Or, as a final requirement for the degree, students may take a comprehensive examination (and a total of 12 hours of elective courses). While flexibly structured to serve a student’s specific needs and interests, the curriculum is organized broadly to emphasize political communication, with a focus on journalism, advertising/public relations, or concentrated political communication study. For entering graduate students with little or no background in mass communication, additional prerequisite requirements may include Legal Problems of the Mass Media (MC 7018 ) or an equivalent media law course and a basic course in statistics.