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Mass Communications

Master of Science in Mass Communications (M.S.M.C.)

College: College of Liberal Arts & Communication | Graduate School

Department: Communication


Mass Communication is the study of sharing information through media outlets to reach large population segments. The primary focus of the M.S. in Mass Communications is on the fundamentals of communication theories enabling students to acquire the ability to understand and use basic methods of communication research.

Flexible Curriculum

The flexible curriculum provides opportunities for students interested in pursuing advancement in mass communications or preparing for doctoral studies and positions in higher education.

Degree Emphasis

You can emphasize your studies in one of these areas:

  • Journalism

  • Radio/TV


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Graduate Bulletin.

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  • Admission

    Graduate School Online Application

    All applicants must first apply online to the Graduate School for their desired program and then submit the required documents listed below to the ASU Graduate Admissions Office. Visit the Graduate School Admissions website for the address and other related information.

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    Other Required Documents

    Autobiography (Statement of Purpose)

    Two Letters of Recommendation

    Updated Resume

    Course Prerequisites

    Some students with limited mass communications background may be required to complete some undergraduate and graduate performance courses as part of their programs of study. Please consult an advisor for additional information.

  • How to Apply


    To apply to the Mass Communications program, simply complete the online application, found at the adjacent 'Apply Now' link, to the graduate school.  You will be prompted for the program in which you wish to apply for on the application. Once you have submitted all required documents to the graduate school, your application will be forwarded to the specific program for review.

    Admission to the Master of Science in Mass Communications program is based on a variety of evidence, including educational experience and record, professional experience, recommendations, and a written statement of purpose.