The curriculum seeks a balance of theory and practice by incorporating a substantive foundation of communication and media theory, research, law and history with multiple layers of practical application in content production and delivery.
The interdisciplinary nature of the degree permits students who have undergraduate degrees in a variety of majors to enter the program without penalty.
The M.S. in communication and media is composed of two sets of courses: eighteen (18) credits of foundation courses and eighteen (18) credits of specialization courses. There is also a one- (1) credit orientation course.
Students in the media studies and practice specialization may elect to complete an optional creative project or thesis that is evaluated by a graduate committee. Students in the digital media specialization complete a digital portfolio in the final term.