About the Program

The School of Communications offers a broad-based master’s program designed to promote critical thinking and research with a particular focus on the interface between media and society. The program of study prepares students with the theoretical background, methodological expertise, and critical thinking skills needed both for continued studies at the doctoral level and informed professional practice by emphasizing communications theory and research.

This program is a unique, customizable experience. Students specialize in an area of their choice by completing research in that area under the guidance of a faculty member who shares their interests. Some areas include social media; media, religion, and family; international media and communications; persuasion and public opinion; health communications; advertising; public relations; journalism and news media; and media and current societal issues. This is not a comprehensive list–students’ areas of specialization are essentially unlimited, as long as their topic of interest relates to communications in some way.

The School of Communications offers one graduate degree, an MA in Mass Communications.  Between ten and fifteen students are admitted to the master’s program each fall semester. The average time spent in completing requirements for the master’s degree is two to two and a half years.

The deadline for applying to the master’s program is March 31 of each year.  Click here to learn how to apply.

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For any additional questions, please contact:

Dr. Tom Robinson
Graduate Studies Coordinator
School of Communications
360 BRMB
Provo, UT 84602
801-422-3977
tom_robinson@byu.edu
 
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