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  Jun 13, 2024
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Journalism and Mass Communications, M.M.C.

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Degree Requirements College of Mass Communications and Information Studies  
School of Journalism and Mass Communications   

The M.M.C. emphasizes media management and is designed primarily for those who wish to become professionals in some aspect of mass communications. Students enrolled in the M.M.C. program do not write a thesis but are required to complete a minimum of 36 hours of course work, including a professional practicum experience with a newspaper, magazine, television or radio station, advertising or public relations department or agency, or some other approved mass media-related organization.

Required courses include the basic M.M.C. core and a minimum of 18 hours of directed electives as listed below. Some of the electives are taught in the Moore School of Business.


Degree Requirements

To earn the M.M.C. degree, a student must successfully complete:

2. Electives (18 Hours)

A minimum of 18 directed elective hours from an approved list provided by the school, depending on the student’s interests as approved by the student’s academic advisor and the associate director for graduate studies.

3. Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination consists of a first-day, five-hour written examination based on the M.M.C. core courses and a second-day,  five-hour written examination based on the student’s elective hours and practicum-related experience.

4. Oral Examination

An oral examination in defense of the second-day examination.

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