MA in Journalism with Emphasis in Health Communication
The Health Communication emphasis area is only available in the online MA program. This area, which includes a minimum of 37 credits to graduate, includes both required and elective courses. The electives may be courses from within the same area, from another area or transferred graduate hours from another accredited institution. For students with special needs, an individualized curriculum may be designed with the student’s advisor, subject to approval of the associate dean for graduate studies.
The program core is completed by all students:
|JOURN 8000||Mass Media Seminar||3|
|JOURN 8006||Quantitative Research Methods in Journalism||3|
|or JOURN 8008||Qualitative Research Methods in Journalism|
|JOURN 8070||Proseminar in Communications||1-3|
|JOURN 8080||Media Ethics||3|
Emphasis Area Electives
Students may select 15-17 hours of the following courses:
|JOURN 7000||Communications Law||3|
|JOURN 7256||Public Relations||3|
|JOURN 7268||Strategic Communication Practicum||3|
|JOURN 7416||Science, Health and Environmental Writing||3|
|JOURN 8018||Strategic Communication Research II||3|
|JOURN 8020||Principles and Tools in Strategic Communication Planning||3|
|JOURN 8042||Health News and Promotion||3|
|JOURN 8056||Theory of Mass Communication||3|
|JOURN 8058||Communication in Media Organizations||3|
Students may choose from two options: thesis or professional project. The thesis is an independent research study and is appropriate for students who may intend to pursue a doctorate. The professional project is appropriate for students who wish to work as professionals in the journalism industry.
To prepare for the capstone semester students will enroll in either JOURN 8100 MA Thesis Seminar, or JOURN 8098 MA Project Seminar, in the semester prior to their capstone. During the seminar students will form their faculty committee and develop and gain approval for their thesis or project proposal. Successful completion of the seminar is one of the prerequisites to beginning the capstone semester.
Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MA in Journalism program and the minimum requirements of the Graduate School. Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process. Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Graduate School and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.