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About
About the M.A. Global Media and Communication Studies

More than ever before, professionals in the communication field need intercultural sensitivity, international awareness and the ability to transcend borders and interpret the communications of other cultures.

This 36 credit Global Media and Communication Studies (M.A.) program is completed over four semesters plus one summer. It requires an overseas internship, and a final thesis or a project demonstrating excellence.

This program is designed to prepare you to become a government, NGO or business spokesperson. It is also an excellent fit for students anticipating a career as a foreign news reporter or commentator, a webmaster or content manager for an international firm; a cross-cultural communication specialist; a public relations specialist; or a career in public diplomacy.

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Learning Outcomes
The Global Media and Communication studies students develop and demonstrate competency in the following areas:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the roles and functions of traditional and new media
  • Demonstrate an ability to function as an effective communicator, writer, and spokesperson
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different media systems in the world and patterns of communication
  • Demonstrate abilities and skills to communicate across cultures and nations
  • Demonstrate an ability to use media and communication skills to address conflicts and misunderstandings
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical issues in media communication
  • Demonstrate abilities and skills in gathering, writing, and reporting news in foreign countries
  • Develop abilities to create effective media content
  • Demonstrate abilities to assess, use, and interpret information
  • Develop basic knowledge of at least one world language other than English.