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Graduate Programs

The Scripps College of Communication is a leader in graduate education, offering innovative, nationally ranked programs ranging from one-year master's degrees for professionals taking the next step in their careers to doctoral programs that prepare the next generation of teachers, scholars and industry leaders. Graduate students join an active, diverse and talented academic community, representing many disciplines and professions, and many parts of the world. Creative, award-winning faculty bring a broad range of professional and academic experiences, innovative teaching practices, smart technology and grant-funded research projects to graduate education.

Master's programs are available in Information and Telecommunication Systems, Journalism, Media Arts & Studies, Organizational Communication, Visual Communication and Communication and Development Studies. Doctoral programs are offered in Communication Studies and in Mass Communication, through either the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism or the School of Media Arts & Studies. Each program offers a limited number of graduate assistantships in teaching, hands-on media work or research, and/or tuition scholarships.

For applications for graduate study and financial aid, go to the The Graduate College. International applicants may visit http://www.ohio.edu/graduate/international/ for assistance.

Applicants must submit all college transcripts, letters of recommendation, Graduate Record Exam scores and a non-refundable application fee. Letters of recommendation and personal goals statements should be sent directly to the school to which you are seeking admission. Other application materials should be sent to Graduate Student Services. See the specific admission requirements in each program for deadlines and other information that must be included with the application.
 

MASTER'S PROGRAMS OF STUDY


Master of Communication Technology and Policy

Master of Communication Technology and Policy through the J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems. Specialization options:

  • Technology         
    • Network theory and infrastructure
    • Quality of service
    • Network assurance and security
    • Network services and IT integration
    • Broadband and wireless
  • Policy
    • Competition and market structures
    • Government regulation
    • International telecommunications
    • Telecommunications and economic development
    • Social, ethical and privacy issues

Contact: Andrew Snow, Graduate Director
J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems
snowa@ohio.edu
(740) 593-0421


Master of Science in Journalism

Master of Science in Journalism through the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

The program provides opportunities to study professional journalism or prepare for further academic work by blending professionally oriented classes with mass communication principles, theory and research. Courses are available in broadcast journalism, magazine journalism, news writing/editing, public relations and multimedia (with Media Arts and Studies and Visual Communication).

Contact: Michael Sweeney, Director of Graduate Studies
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
sweenem3@ohio.edu
(740) 593-2589
 

Master of Arts in Media Arts and Studies

Master of Arts in Media Arts and Studies through the School of Media Arts & Studies.

Specialization options:

  • New technology and culture
  • Media management and policy
  • Multimedia (with Visual Communication and Journalism)
  • Public broadcasting (with the university's PBS and NPR stations)

Contact: Roger Cooper, Graduate Director
School of Media Arts & Studies
cooperr@ohio.edu


Master of Arts in Photography with a specialization in Visual Communication

Master of Arts in Photography with a specialization in Visual Communication through the School of Visual Communication.

Major study tracks include:

  • Photo communication (including documentary photography)
  • Commercial photography (including illustrative photography)
  • Interactive multimedia
  • Publication design
  • Newsroom graphics management

Contact: Gary Kirksey, Graduate Director
School of Visual Communication
kirksey@ohio.edu
(740) 593-4893


Master of Arts in International Affairs

Masters of Arts in International Affairs through Communication and Development Studies, a partnership between the School of Media Arts & Studies and the Center for International Studies. The program stresses the use of communication to promote and support positive social development. The curriculum includes interdisciplinary perspectives on national development, area studies, and training in applied research methods.

Contact: Lawrence Wood, Director
Communication and Development Studies Program
woodl@ohio.edu
(740) 597-9009


Master of Arts in Organizational Communication - Pickerington, blended: On-line & in-class

Masters of Arts in Organizational Communication through the School of Communication Studies. This program is intended for working students who are seeking an advanced academic degree that focuses on the critical examination and understanding of the role of communication within the processes of organizing, decision making, and problem solving. This online degree combines a variety of distance technologies to provide students with a dynamic learning experience.

Contact: Dr. Candice Thomas-Maddox
OrgComm Graduate Coordinator
Ohio University – Lancaster
Brasee Hall
Lancaster, OH 43130
thomas@ohio.edu

 



DOCTORAL PROGRAMS OF STUDY


Ph.D. in Communication Studies through the School of Communication Studies


Program options:

  • Rhetoric and public culture
  • Health communication
  • Relating and organizing


Contact: Benjamin Bates, Graduate Director
School of Communication Studies
batesb@ohio.edu
(740) 593-9163


Ph.D. in Mass Communication through the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
or the School of Media Arts & Studies


Contact: Michael Sweeney, Graduate Director
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
sweenem3@ohio.edu
(740) 593-2589

-or-

Roger Cooper, Graduate Director
School of Media Arts & Studies
cooperr@ohio.edu

 


Additional Information


Ohio University Graduate College

220 Research and Technology Center
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
(740) 593-2800
Fax: (740) 593-4625
Email: gradapps@ohio.edu or graduate@ohio.edu.

 

Scripps College of Communication

Dr. Michelle Ferrier
Associate Dean for Innovation, Research/Creative Activity and Graduate Studies
Schoonover Center 121
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
(740) 593-9860
Fax: (740) 593-0459
ferrierm@ohio.edu

For a list of downloadable documents, please visit the Forms & Guidelines link.