Advance your career in journalism

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: $29,399.09*

*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.

Become tomorrow's leader

Take the next step in your career and lead the media into the future with an online master's in media management from MU. If you aspire to positions like magazine publisher, advertising agency partner or station general manager, 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

This degree may help you prepare for such careers as

  • Managing partner
  • Media relations manager
  • General manager
  • Broadcast/network president

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

  • Communications law
  • Investigative reporting
  • Management and leadership
  • Mass communication
  • Media business models
  • Participatory journalism

Mizzou Online Military Tuition Award

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This program is administered by the School of Journalism.