Field of Study: Mass Communication Studies
Programs in mass communication studies teach people how to evaluate the media.
Mass communication studies programs include topics such as:
- Media analysis and criticism
- Media impact on culture
- Visual and media literacy
- Communications regulation
- Law and policy
- Media history
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Many colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in mass communication studies. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in mass communication studies. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.