Master's in Mass Communications

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Master's in Mass Communications

Powering Silicon Valley and beyond by telling stories, shaping messages, and launching ideas through digital, traditional, and social media. The School of Journalism and Mass Communications embraces the innovative spirit of Silicon Valley, emphasizing cultural and intellectual diversity, the First Amendment, and the free flow of ideas.

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Curriculum Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, GPA, and culminating experience requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section and the Graduate Policies and Procedures.

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Graduate Assistantships

Students pursuing a Master's in Mass Communication are eligible for graduate assistantships within JMC. These positions are competitive and priority is given to new graduate students. 

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How to Apply

Powering Silicon Valley and beyond by telling stories, shaping messages, and launching ideas through digital, traditional, and social media.

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Prospective Students

The School of Journalism and Mass Communications offers a Master of Science degree designed to help public relations, advertising, and journalism professionals expand their knowledge and develop research and multimedia skills needed for leadership positions in their respective fields. Our practical approach to teaching multimedia communication - which emphasizes cross-platform storytelling - attracts students from around the globe. Silicon Valley firms and top national and local businesses seek our graduates, recognizing our reputation for excellence in multimedia and strategic communication education. Courses are taught mostly in the evening to accommodate students holding daytime jobs. The Graduate School of San Jose State University administers the application process for all SJSU graduate programs.

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Current Students

Your focus in your study here should be on preparation for the Master’s Project. Choose the right electives and use required courses to learn skills that meet your project and career goals. As an undergraduate, you might have sampled courses in a variety of areas. If you do that at the graduate level, you could end up taking more than the 30 required credits. For a wealth of information on scholarships and support services available on the SJSU campus, visit the website of the College of Graduate Studies. Don’t forget to take time to get to know your fellow students. They might be the ones hiring you in a few years!