Studies of Global Media (Online)
The Master of Arts in Studies of Global Media is an interdisciplinary degree that prepares students to critically examine relationships among media, the public and policy makers, and evolving events and issues around the world. Courses examine the transformation of media systems in historical and contemporary contexts. Students build analytical skills coupled with conceptual knowledge of real-time and emerging issues, such as digital inequity, surveillance, censorship, disinformation and misinformation. Students will study with faculty who have conducted research and other work for news media or other organizations around the world. Graduates will be able to step into jobs in nonprofit organizations, think tanks, government, politics, intergovernmental agencies and other entities that require sophisticated writing, analytical, verbal and research skills. Graduates with journalism experience can work in newsrooms.
The School of Journalism's mission is to prepare students to face the complex challenges confronting journalists in the 21st century. In the school's computer laboratories and seminar rooms, students work on stories that appear in real-world news media, and study the political, economic, legal and ethical issues that journalists face in the global information age.
In addition, see the Academic Plan information about our master's degree in Bilingual Journalism and our Studies of Global Media online master's program.
College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
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University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Arizona Online - Online
Thank you for your interest in the MA in Studies of Global Media through the University of Arizona School of Journalism. Your application will be considered once you have submitted all required documentation.
To be admitted you must have:
Through the Graduate Admissions Application you will have the ability to upload various requirements for consideration by the admission committee. For this application you will be asked to upload the following:
Additional International Student Requirements:
Success in the Studies of Global Media Program demands a high degree of proficiency in English. International students whose native language is not English need to provide high scores on the TOEFL, IELTS or Pearson PTE exams.
Acceptable English Proficiency credentials:
If you have specific questions, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Debbie Cross, in the School of Journalism via email at email@example.com
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Information regarding the Studies of Global Media MA can be found at: journalism.arizona.edu/ma-studies-global-media
No standardized test (GRE) required.
Here is a link to Arizona Online financial aid information: https://online.arizona.edu/cost-and-aid/financial-aid
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
The following are core coursework requirements for the Studies of Global Media M.A (13 units):
All courses are 3 units*
GLO 560 Disinformation and Information Security in a Global Media Context
GLO 535 Global Media Ethics and Diversity
GLO 540 Freedom of Expression and Right to Information
GLO 570 Documentary Journalism
Capstone (1 unit)*
There are 6 courses required from the electives listed below (18 units).
A minimum of three courses must be selected from the Studies of Global Media Program.
All courses are 3 units
Global Media Studies Electives (9 units, minimum--up to 18 units)
GLO 503 Media and Global Terrorism
GLO 530 Social Movement Media in a Global Context
GLO 590 Media and Humanitarian Crises
GLO 545 Media, War and Peace
GLO 570 Documentary Journalism
GLO 555 Media and Human Rights
GLO 550 Media and the Environment
Future GLO courses:
No additonal requirements.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.