Are you curious about how large amounts of information reaches a large amount of people? How ads become viral and people become instafamous? Where do clothing, travel, and social trends come from? You’ll find the answers to this and many other communication questions with a degree in mass communication. Mass communication is the study of how people exchange information through mass media to an audience at the same time. A communication degree is a type of social science that falls under the category of communication studies. Students in this major learn an array of crucial skills in how to effectively communicate and spread information through to the masses.
Students who obtain this degree can pursue careers in advertising, journalism, broadcasting, public relations, marketing, media (digital, traditional), film, and sales. You’ll learn how to effectively communicate information that translates into influencing behavior and thoughts of consumers or a large group of people. You’ll gain the knowledge of understanding a deeper level of media and become a more informed consumer yourself. Many programs encourage internships and field projects to assist students in obtaining first-hand experience in mass media professions.
American University offers 4 Mass Communication/Media Studies degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 117 Mass Communication/Media Studies students graduated with students earning 86 Master's degrees, 28 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
The Catholic University of America offers 1 Mass Communication/Media Studies degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 28 Mass Communication/Media Studies students graduated with students earning 28 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|American University Washington, DC||17 : 1||14,318|
|The Catholic University of America Washington, DC||15 : 1||5,771|
|University of the District of Columbia Washington, DC||21 : 1||4,199|
|George Washington University Washington, DC||24 : 1||27,814|
|Trinity Washington University Washington, DC||25 : 1||1,707|