The Master of Arts in Mass Communication with a specialization in social media is a 36 credit hour program consisting of 12 credits of core social media courses, nine credits of core mass communication credits, nine elective credit hours, four practicum credit hours, one professional development credit hour, and a three-credit capstone featuring a real client.
Students in the graduate certificate track complete the first four courses listed above. Enrolling in the graduate certificate is a popular option for some students, as the application process does not require taking the GRE. Then, while taking these courses, a student can also prepare for and take the GRE. Upon successful completion, students can transfer into the master’s degree track. Learn more about the graduate certificate.