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Online Mass Communication & Media Studies Degree (BA)

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Cronkite School of Journalism

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is one of the nation’s premier journalism schools. Offered online, the Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies explores global mass communication issues from all dimensions: societal, cultural, historical, political, economic, technological and legal.

Weeks per class
7.5
ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Total classes
41
Class number may be less for transfer students.
Fast Track Elligible
Fast Track
Complete your degree in a condensed timeframe.

Next start date

05/16/17

Cost per credit

$500
The cost of this program is $500 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University is one of the nation’s premier journalism schools. Offered online, the Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies explores global mass communication issues from all dimensions: societal, cultural, historical, political, economic, technological and legal.

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Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

A sophisticated understanding of mass communication is a critical asset for careers in business, government, community and the non-profit sectors. As a student in the Mass Communication and Media Studies program, you will examine a variety of media and communication subjects including History of Mass Communication, Social Media, and Political Communication.

With courses taught by the Cronkite School’s top-tier faculty, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Steven Doig, media literacy advocate and researcher Dr. Mary-Lou Galician and new media pioneer Dan Gillmor, this program is designed to give you a deep and nuanced understanding of the growing importance, power, influence and changing nature of media in the world. Program courses include: Media Issues in American Pop Culture, Race, Gender, and Media, and Visual Communication.

Award-winning program:

  1. The Cronkite School has the best record in the Society of Professional Journalists' national "Mark of Excellence" competition for more than 15 years.
  2. Cronkite has one of the nation's best records in the Hearst Journalism Awards, including two first-place finishes and three second-place finishes. The Hearst Awards are considered the Pulitzer Prizes of college journalism.
  3. The Cronkite School has won the international Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for reporting on social justice issues, the best record of any journalism school.

 

What it costs

The cost of this program is $500 per credit hour, with no additional program fees. Technology, Financial Aid Trust and other mandatory university fees may apply.
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Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

Freshman | Transfer | International | Readmission

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