Curriculum and Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Global Media and Communication Studies is a two year program. It requires the completion of 36 Semester Hours of class work, including an internship, tutorial and thesis. The 24 Semester Hour Core Curriculum for all students in the program is as follows:

GMCS/GLDP 501 Graduate Seminar in Research Methods 3
GMCS 511 Communication Theories 3
GMCS/GLDP 529 Advanced Intercultural Communication 3
GMCS 537 Global Communication and Mass Media 3
GMCS 562 Media Communication Law 3
GMCS 591 Internship 3
GMCS 598 Tutorial 3
GMCS 599 Thesis or Project Demonstrating Excellence (PDE) 3
Total: 24

Students who enter the program are expected to have done at least one year of college foreign language study or they need to pass a language competency exam. Students who have not studied a foreign language must do such study in order to graduate.

Domestic students must do the internship in a country where the foreign language that they have studied is spoken. This may be done over two summers if necessary.
Non-US students who speak another global language beside English may do their internship either locally or overseas.

Students may choose between one of two concentrations: Global Communication and New Media Communication:


Selected Courses for the Global Communication Track:

Take at least three from the following including GMCS 543:

GMCS 535 International Advertising and Public Relations 3
GMCS/GLDP 543 Communication and National Development (required) 3
GMCS 555 News Media and International Journalism 3
GMCS 557 Political Communication and Public Diplomacy 3
GLDP 522 International Conflict and Negotiation 3
MGMT 539 International Issues 3
MKTG 550 Global Market Management 3
One additional course outside the Global Communication Track 3
Total courses in the concentration: 12


Selected Courses for the New Media Communication Track:

Take at least three from the following including GMCS 546:
GMCS/GLDP 543 Communication and National Development 3
GMCS 546 New Media and Information Management (required) 3
GMCS 552 Advanced Web Publishing and Design 3
GMCS 572 Advanced Multimedia 3
DM 400 Collaborative Design Studio I 3
DM 401 Collaborative Design Studio II 3
DM 410 Design Management I 3
DM 411 Design Management II 3
One additional course outside the Global Communication Track 3
Total courses in the concentration: 12

Total Semester Hours 36