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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.