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Lisa Brown

As the business editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lisa Brown applies her journalism expertise on a daily basis. When she was looking for an additional degree, she needed a program with flexible hours and instantaneous application. The University of Missouri School of Journalism's interactive media master’s program provided Lisa access to top-notch faculty and the latest information on the ever-changing field of journalism.

JoDee Kenney

For JoDee Kenney, Mizzou was THE choice. A veteran of the television industry, she wanted to stay relevant and remain flexible in her career. The University of Missouri's School of Journalism offered her an online program focused on the modern era of interactive media.

Elizabeth Sanchez Denton

Elizabeth Sanchez Denton is an accomplished journalist and wanted professional development that built upon her expansive field experience. University of Missouri's School of Journalism Interactive Media degree was the perfect fit for Elizabeth and her busy life.

Quick facts

  • Program type: Master’s degree
  • Academic home: School of Journalism
  • Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
  • Delivery mode: Blended, one campus visit required
  • Credit hours: 37
  • Estimated program cost: $32,125.25*

*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, course choices at Mizzou and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.

Get the degree you deserve

The online master’s degree in interactive media from MU will help you advance your career in interactive, digital and social media. If you want to investigate the psychological, social, ethical and legal issues regarding the roles and effects of digital news, advertising and public relations on society, this may be the degree for you.

Career prospects

Employment growth
Median salary

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Advertising, Promotions, and Marketing Managers

Job titles some of our graduates hold

  • Director of major gifts
  • Media relations manager
  • Senior proposal coordinator
  • Writer, journalist and blogger

Program structure and topics

Delivery of this program is blended; one on-campus seminar held in the fall is required, but individuals may elect to attend up to three times.

Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.

Course work covers

  • Infographics
  • Digital strategy
  • Mass communication
  • Participatory journalism
  • Public relations
  • Visual communication

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

Are you a veteran, active duty service member, Reservist, National Guardsman, or a military spouse or dependent and want to study online?

See if you’re eligible for the Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award.

This program is administered by the School of Journalism.