Public Interest Media and Communication Master's

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School: 
Florida State
Department or unit: 
School of Communication
Level: 
graduate
Degree type(s): 
Master's
Degree(s) offered: 
B.S./B.A.
Program description: 

The School of Communication at Florida State is pleased to announce a new Master’s Degree in Public Interest Media and Communication. 

The Master’s Degree in Public Interest Media and Communication is a hybrid (36 credit hour) professional/research degree that prepares students to work in the communication areas of non-governmental organizations, political campaigns, government agencies, and social service groups. The program also may serve as preparation for doctoral work in communication, leading to a teaching or research position.

Combining the best creative and technical skills of an MFA program with the analytical research skills of a traditional scholarly Master’s program, the Public Interest Media and Communication Program recognizes the need for professionals who can create effective media, harness the power of social media distribution networks, and analyze data to determine how messages are being received and acted upon.

In this Master’s program, students will be introduced to practical digital media production skills, as well as theory and research methods. The program prepares students to:

  • Create effective digital media/video
  • Harness the power of social media distribution networks
  • Analyze data to determine how messages are being received and acted upon
  • Use communication theory to guide media creation and evaluation

FSU has a strong presence of environmental communication scholars working from a variety of theoretical and methodological persepctives, making this a great option for people who want to work in applied environmental communication or prepare for further academic study. 

For more information about the program or to apply, go to: https://comm.cci.fsu.edu/masters-in-pimc/

— Andy
 
Andy Opel, Ph.D.
Professor
Director, Digital Media Production Prgm
School of Communication
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