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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Online Master's Program

Are a you a busy professional seeking to upgrade your credentials? Are you ready to work closely with nationally renowned experts to earn your master’s degree? The online master’s in mass communications program provides flexibility, relevance, and cutting-edge instruction to meet your goals.

The program allows you to focus your coursework on topics such as strategic communication, health and science communication, or digital news and audiences. Working with the same scholars and practitioners who teach in our residential program, you will engage with the latest ideas and methods in mass communications. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers at major media organizations and held leadership positions at national public relations and advertising agencies.

A good return on your investment: The online Master of Science in Mass Communications program at Kansas State University was ranked in the top ten most affordable colleges by Online U in 2020.

The 30-credit-hour online master’s in mass communications uses a rigorous mix of theoretical, empirical, and professional approaches to prepare students for evolving mass-media disciplines.

Graduate Degree Requirements 

30 graduate semester hours, distributed as follows:

Required (15):

  • MC 765 Communication Theory
  • MC 780 Research Methods 
  • MC 770 Mass Communication Practicum 
  • MC 782 Strategic Communication Management 
  • MC 820 Digital Media Audiences and Analytics  

Electives (15):

  • Three 700–level electives in Mass Communications with adviser approval
  • Two non-MC electives with adviser approval

All candidates deliver a final oral defense of their practicum project.

For more information on navigating the online graduate program at the Miller School, download the Graduate Program Handbook (PDF).

Contact Information

For more information on career paths, admission requirements, application procedures, and tuition rates, contact Associate Director of Graduate Studies and Research, Dr. Raluca Cozma, at cozma@ksu.edu or visit the K-State Global Campus page.