Online Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication & Media Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Media Studies at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, one of the nation’s premier journalism schools, explores global mass communication issues from all dimensions: societal, cultural, historical, political, economic, technological and legal.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 05/18/2020


Total classes: 41

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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A sophisticated understanding of mass communication is a critical asset for careers in business, government, community and the non-profit sectors. As a student in the Mass Communication and Media Studies program, you will examine a variety of media and communication subjects including History of Mass Communication, Social Media, and Political Communication.

With courses taught by the Cronkite School’s top-tier faculty, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Steven Doig, media literacy advocate and researcher Dr. Mary-Lou Galician and new media pioneer Dan Gillmor, this program is designed to give you a deep and nuanced understanding of the growing importance, power, influence and changing nature of media in the world. Program courses include: Media Issues in American Pop Culture, Race, Gender, and Media, and Visual Communication.

Featured courses


MCO 120: Media and Society (SB)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Communication Professor


Growth: 10 %
Salary: $66,510

Copy Writer


Growth: 7.6 %
Salary: $61,820

Editor


Growth: -1.4 %
Salary: $58,770

Green Marketer


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $106,130

Production Assistant


Growth: 9.9 %
Salary: $47,900

Prestigious faculty

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication attracts award-winning professional journalists and world-class media scholars from across the country.

  • Digital media leader Dan Gillmor.
  • Former BET vice president Retha Hill.
  • Former Knight Foundation journalism innovator Eric Newton.
  • Former Sacramento Bee executive editor Rick Rodriguez.
  • Former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr.
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor Jacquee Petchel.
  • Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Steve Doig.

Prestigious faculty

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication attracts award-winning professional journalists and world-class media scholars from across the country.

  • Digital media leader Dan Gillmor.
  • Former BET vice president Retha Hill.
  • Former Knight Foundation journalism innovator Eric Newton.
  • Former Sacramento Bee executive editor Rick Rodriguez.
  • Former Washington Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr.
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and editor Jacquee Petchel.
  • Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter Steve Doig.

Admission requirements

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You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still earn your way into this program through the Earned Admission Pathway. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Study at our prestigious journalism school

The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is a leading journalism school in the U.S. For over 15 years, we have earned the best record in the Society of Professional Journalists' national "Mark of Excellence" competition. We reign first in the nation for record-breaking Hearst Journalism Awards and have the best record of any journalism school for the international Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for reporting on social justice issues.

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Cronkite has earned the best record (96 awards) in the Society of Professional Journalists' national "Mark of Excellence" competition.

1,000


online students.

46


media partnerships (beyond internships).

16


student organizations.

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Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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