Media management
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Master of arts University of Missouri-Columbia
Digital illustration of media.
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How to apply

Fulfill the admission requirements:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum of three years of experience in journalism or a strategic communications-related field.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate education.
  • If English is not your native language, please submit a TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based test), an IELTS score of at least 7, a Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 66 or a Cambridge C1 Advanced score of at least 190.

Application dates

Please keep in mind that courses in this program may follow a 16-week or 8-week format.

To start classes in Apply by Classes begin
Fall, 16-week session July 5 August
Fall, 8-week session Aug. 28 October
Spring, 16-week session Nov. 27 January
Spring, 8-week session Jan. 22 March
Summer, 8-week session April 16 June

Gather your papers

Applying will be easier and faster if you gather these required documents beforehand:

  • Transcripts of all previous college or university education. Upload unofficial transcripts in your online application. If you are accepted, you will be asked to provide official transcripts.
  • Three application essays.
  • Three letters of recommendation. In the online application, you will need to supply names and contact details of three people (e.g., faculty at your school, professional references) who you believe will provide substantive information about your interests and abilities. The Graduate School will contact your references with instructions regarding the letters.
  • Résumé.
  • TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or C1 Advanced score reports for applicants whose native language is not English. For information on sending test scores, visit the Grad School website.

Complete the online application

Carefully follow the instructions on the application site.

  • Upload the above documents in the online application
  • Degree/delivery: Masters- Distance (Online/Remote Site/etc.)
  • Academic program: Journalism/Media Management /Master of Arts (MA)
  • Domestic application fee: $75.00
  • International application fee: $100.00

Application fee waiver questions: Contact MU Graduate Admissions with questions via 573-882-6311 or (800)-877-6312 or via email at gradadmin@missouri.edu

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Learn more about this program

This program is administered by the Missouri School of Journalism

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