The Master of Arts (M.A.) graduate program in the Department of Mass Communication & Journalism is a comprehensive 30-unit program that is academically oriented to reflect the history of mass communication, its institutions, professional roles and enterprises, and advanced theories and scholarly methodologies and traditions. However, the structure of the program also allows students who may wish to have a more professionally oriented program to tailor the coursework to suit their needs. The graduate program reflects the diverse professional and academic backgrounds and interests of the department faculty, as well as the faculty's commitment to the program.

The MCJ master's program is committed to providing a well-rounded, quality education to students and to prepare them for pursuits in two broad categories: (1) students pursuing further teaching careers in higher education and (2) students pursuing a graduate degree that will further equip them with the knowledge and skills needed in the professional field of mass communication and journalism.

Our degree program focuses on various mass communication contexts including: Mass Communication Theory, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Mass Communication, Media Ethics, Media Technology & Systems, Global & International Media, a variety of selected media topics, selected professional courses, and independent study.


Graduate Coordinator

Dr. Kelley Campos McCoy
Mass Communication and Journalism Department
California State University, Fresno
2225 E. San Ramon, M/S MF 10
Fresno, CA 93710

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