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Graduate Online Programs

Courses

Courses in the Master of Arts program are conducted via the Internet in real time using conferencing software called Adobe Connect which students access through their browsers. In addition to online class meetings, students will be expected to complete class readings and research papers.

Students have access via computer to the university library. Tests are announced in advance. Students are e-mailed the test and have a predetermined number of minutes or hours from the time the test is received to send back their answers/response.

Tuition

Based on the cost of the school year of 2013-2014:

$461 per credit hour

In State Fees - Master of Arts Program (Online)

Credit Hours

Tuition Fee

Online fee

Total

1

461 100 561

3

1,383 300 1,683

6

2,766 600 3,366

9

4,149 900 5,049

Out of State Fees-Master of Arts Program (online)

This is called the eRate.

Visit the Bursar's link for the full table: http://bf.memphis.edu/finance/bursar/1314_feechart_groos.pdf

Credit Hours

Tuition Fee

Program Service Fee

eRate fee

Total

1
461
74.50
231
766.50
3
1,383
223.50
693
2,299.50
6
2,766
631
1,386
4,783
9
4,149
631
2079 6,859

The Degree

The program leads to the degree Master of Arts in Journalism and consists of 30 to 36 semester hours. Three options exist: 30 hours encompassing 8 three-hour courses and a six-hour thesis; 33 hours encompassing 10 three hour courses and a three-hour professional project; or 36 hours of course work, i.e., 12 three-hour courses encompassing a specialty study and culminating experience .

Admission

Admission to the program requires an undergraduate degree and a satisfactory test score on the Graduate Record Examination or the Miller Analogies Test. As degree program applicants, prospective students should ask the record office at schools at which they earned credits toward their baccalaureate to forward transcripts of their records to The University of Memphis Graduate Admissions.

Students also must arrange to take one of the admission tests and have results sent to this address: The University of Memphis Graduate Admissions Administration Building, room 216 Memphis, TN 38152.

School Accreditation

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits the University of Memphis, the accrediting agency for all post-secondary institutions in the southeastern United States. The Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC) accredits the online program, which is identical to the on-campus program. The ACEJMC is the only U.S. agency that accredits Journalism and Mass Communication programs.

To view a copy of the current schedule of classes, a copy of the Graduate Catalog and relevant information, click http://www.memphis.edu/gradcatalog/

Please contact the department with further questions at 901-678-2401 or email Teri Hayslett, at tdhysltt@memphis.edu.

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