The Mass Media program offers students the opportunity to study the developing communication of the 21st century. This program is designed for students who are interested in studying the theory and practice of the media, especially radio, television, and the internet.
Point of Pride
The School of Communication’s state-of-the-art Social Media Analytics Command Center is the first of its kind in the Midwest. The center is dedicated to studying social media analytics and strategy.
Why study Mass Media?
Mass communication is the process that begins when someone observes what is happening, analyzes and interprets that information and transmits it to an audience through a variety of media. The mass media industry may be roughly divided into six basic areas of endeavor; advertising, public relations, journalism, information, entertainment, and research.
Students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above will be automatically accepted into the Communication major or minor of their choice. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed weekly.
If your cumulative GPA is below a 2.5, you are still welcome to apply. You will be given the opportunity to submit a personal statement with your application asking you to reflect on this prompt:
In 250-300 words, explain the reason you would like to change your major/minor to Communication. Your personal statement should reflect formal writing and address the following topics:
• Why is this major/minor change desired?
• What career do you hope to pursue with your new major/minor?
• What will you bring to the major/minor as a student?
For students applying with a cumulative GPA below a 2.5, relevant coursework will also be taken into consideration before a decision is made (this includes coursework in COM, ENG, and other social sciences and humanities-based classes).
For all applicants, admission decisions will be communicated via campus email.
For questions related to applying to the School of Communication, please contact Julie Navickas, Director of Student Success & Recruitment at email@example.com.
Submit Your Application
Choose your desired minor and complete all sections of the online application form.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.