Northeastern Illinois University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Communication, Media and Theatre

Address:

5500 N. St. Louis Avenue

Graduate Admissions, Room D-101D

Chicago, IL 60625

United States

Phone:

1-773-442-6001

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Communication, Media and Theatre

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Communication, Media, and Theatre program is designed to provide advanced study of communication research and the principles and practices of communication, media and theatre. This program is designed for students interested in advanced corporate positions, teachers of communication at the secondary level, elementary school teachers, candidates for teaching positions in higher education, and as a preparation for further graduate study. All newly admitted students begin coursework in the fall semester. Careers • Teaching • Advertising/Promotions/Social Networking • Communications consultant • Community relations director • College level instructor • Public Relations practitioner • Marketing communication researcher • Media critic • Theatre management • Professional/academic researcher Individualized programs of study are designed in consultation with and subject to approval of the graduate advisor. A maximum of six credit hours in cognate areas might be included. Core courses (15 cr. hrs.) CMTC-401 Introduction to Graduate Study...................3 cr. CMTC-402 Seminar in Research Methods*....................3 cr. CMTC-404 Communication Theory..................................3 cr. CMTT-430 Dramatic Theory..............................................3 cr. CMTM-465 Mass Communication Theory......................3 cr. Electives selected from 400-level CMT courses……....15 cr. Students choose either the thesis option, upon approval, or the non-thesis option. Students who choose the non-thesis option must pass a comprehensive written examination. The full, definitive description of policies and program requirements can be found in the NEIU Catalog.

Accreditation:

The University has regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition, the university also is accredited through several disciplinary bodies.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): In-state $364.60 Out-of-state $671.60 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999