|Graduate students get media experience in Waco|
|Before heading out of town for internships, many graduate students get experience working in Waco, which is a top-100 media market with four TV news stations, one daily newspaper, several weekly publications in the suburbs, several book publishers, numerous non-profits and several magazines. In the past year, graduate students have worked in publishing and at newspapers, television stations, non-profit groups and magazines.|
M.A. Program outline
The Director of Graduate Studies closely advises graduate students in the M.A. program. Course loads and selections are made to suit the individual graduate student.
The Master of Arts degree in Journalism, Public Relations & New Media requires 36 hours, 33 of which are course work and three of which are thesis or a major project. Available areas of degree concentration are news-editorial/new media, public relations/new media and photojournalism/new media.
Journalism Core: 12 Semester Hours
JOU 5310 Research Methods in Mass Communication
This is an intensive study of and practice in research methods used in the study of mass communication, including content analysis, survey research, experimental design, historical and qualitative methods. Classic and current research in mass communication will be reviewed.
JOU 5320 Theory of Mass Communication
An introduction to the origins of, evidence for and applications of mass communication theories. Students will study theory building and the social implications of mass media research.
JOU 4330 News Media and American Society
Philosophical and critical examination of the interaction between society and the news media in the United States.
JOU 5V99 Master's Thesis
For MA students taking the thesis option, the written thesis and the oral defense of the thesis act as the written and oral examination.
or JOU 5388 Master's project
Journalism Electives: 12 Semester Hours
JOU 4325 Advanced Editing
JOU 4350 Mass Media and Popular Culture
JOU 4359 History of Photography
JOU 4368 Advanced Public Relations
JOU 4398 Public Affairs Reporting
JOU 4380 Law and Ethics (only if you did not have this course as an undergrad)
JOU 4V80 Radford Seminar
JOU 5350 Mass Communication Seminar
May be repeated with different topic. This seminar offers the student a chance to study a variety of mass communication issues and problems taught by members of the journalism graduate faculty.
--First Amendment and the Presidency
--Civil Rights and the Press
--Mass Media Law
--Literature of Journalism
--Mass Media and Politics
--Public Opinion and Propaganda
--News Media and Religion
--Readings in Mass Communication
JOU 5300 International Journalism
JOU 5389 Practicum
The student works in an internship or in a professional capacity for a recognized media outlet, with the approval of the graduate director.
JOU 5V90 Independent Study
Research, measurement or Statistics: 3 Semester Hours
PSY 4300 Advanced Statistics I
PSY 5302 Measurement in Psychology
SOC 5303 Social Measurement and Casual Modeling
EDP 5334 Statistical Methods
Graduate-Level Research Elective: 3 Semester Hours
HIS 5370 Historical Research and Writing
HIS 5367 Seminar in Oral History
PSY 5401 Introduction to Experimental Design
PSC 5323 Seminar in Political Theory and Methodology
Outside Area: 6 Semester Hours