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Twin Cities Campus

Mass Communication Minor

School of Journalism & Mass Communication
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Hubbard School Journalism and Mass Communication, 111 Murphy Hall, 206 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-9824; fax: 612-625-9525).
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 14
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The mass communication program emphasizes the theoretical study of mass communication and analysis of media systems and effects. The program is not designed to provide professional skills training in journalism. Areas of specialization include media processes, influences, and effects (including health communication, advertising, and political communication); media law, ethics, history; and media management. All programs are suffused with the study of new communication technologies.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Minor programs are planned in consultation with the director of graduate studies or another member of the mass communication graduate faculty. The master's minor consists of a minimum of 9 credits in a coherent area, with at least 6 credits at 8xxx. A PhD minor program consists of a minimum of 14 credits in a coherent disciplinary area.
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Required Courses
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
At least 6 credits must be taken at the 8xxx level:
· JOUR 5xxx
or JOUR 8xxx
Required Courses
Take 14 or more credit(s) from the following:
· JOUR 5xxx
· JOUR 8xxx
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