University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Mass Communication


UNC Graduate School
CB#4010 Bynum Hall

CB#4010 Bynum Hall

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. Mass Communication

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The UNC M.A. in Mass Communication is designed to meet the needs of traditional and non-traditional master's students:


(1) people who hold bachelor’s degrees in fields other than journalism-mass communication and wish to enter the field,


(2) journalists who want more education in a specialized field,


(3) experienced journalists or communicators who wish to prepare themselves for teaching,


(4) individuals primarily interested in education for media research, and


(5) journalism-mass communication graduates who wish to continue their education and career development.


Admissions decisions are based not only on the standard criteria — GRE scores, grade averages and letters of recommendation — but also on a determination of whether the applicant's interests and goals fit with those of the program and faculty. For that reason, the statement of purpose that must accompany an application is extremely important, and applicants are encouraged to be as specific as possible in outlining their career goals.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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