Communication Studies and Journalism — Journalism Specialization

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
StudyQA ranking:4788 Duration:24 months

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Student Learning Outcomes

* advance mass communications body of knowledge through research, analysis and application.
* demonstrate leadership and mass communication skills for expanding their influence within their chosen professions.
* adapt fundamental critical thinking and storytelling skills to the interconnected world with its digital, networked media environment.
* utilize technology and have the vision to expand their knowledge base and skill set.

Facilities and Services

The former Printing and Rural Journalism Building was renamed Yeager Hall in recognition of the contributions of Anson and Ada May Yeager. Mr. Yeager was longtime editor of the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls. The Department moved into expanded and renovated facilities in 2000 that cost $2.4 million. The Yeager Media Center, completed in 2012, is a high-definition television and new media facility and the primary center for SDSU campus television and media production.

There are also three computer laboratories with equipment and software for newswriting; for news editing and digital media; for broadcasting and advertising; and for photojournalism. Broadcast and advertising courses are in the Joe L. Floyd News Media Laboratory. It is connected to digital video and audio production suites. Second floor of Yeager Hall includes a conference room, a reading room, a student lounge, and individual offices for the Departments faculty members.

Courses include:
* Introduction to Graduate Studies
* Introduction to Master of Mass Communication
* Cross-Platform Storytelling
* Health Journalism
* Opinion Writing
* Media Law Case Studies
* Media Law
* Conducting Professional Research
* Research Methods in Communication

* GRE: Not required English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.


The Department is accredited by the national accrediting body of journalism and mass communication, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).

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