University of Colorado - Boulder

Journalism and Mass Communication

Media and Public Engagement


ECOT 311, 530 UCB

University of Colorado, 478UCB

Boulder, CO 80309

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Media and Public Engagement

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MA in Media and Public Engagement (MAPE), a two ­year interdisciplinary program that spans traditional boundaries between theory and practice, offers a critical study of the history, institutions, economics and social implications of the media, nationally and globally, combined with a practice­based media training geared toward civic engagement and community building. In addition to completing courses in media theory and other fields of interest, students learn how to create thoughtful and engaging projects using a variety of media practices including documentary film, multimedia websites, interactive video installations and other online tools.

The MAPE program prepares students for a variety of professions, both at the national and international level, in government, media, cultural organizations and the nonprofit sector. Students collaborate with faculty, community leaders, nonprofit organizations and socially engaged corporations to devise innovative pathways into the study, commentary and presentation of social issues. They may also choose to focus on environmental issues and complete the Certificate in Environment, Policy and Society (EPS), which consists of 18­credit hours of courses both inside and outside CMCI.


Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

International Student Requirements:

Bachelor's and master's (for Ph.D.) or bachelor's (for M.A.) degrees equivalent to U.S. degrees; TOEFL score of 600 MA, 625 Ph.D.; 3 recommendations; proof of financial support (M.A.'s)

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 33 - 72

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $521 or $1,419

In State Tuition (per year): 9400 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 25500 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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