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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology offers 2 Mass Communication/Media Studies degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 14 Mass Communication/Media Studies students graduated with students earning 7 Bachelor's degrees, and 7 Master's degrees.
Bentley University offers 1 Mass Communication/Media Studies degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 6 Mass Communication/Media Studies students graduated with students earning 6 Bachelor's degrees.
University of Massachusetts-Amherst offers 1 Mass Communication/Media Studies degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 18 Mass Communication/Media Studies students graduated with students earning 18 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA||8 : 1||11,520|
|Endicott College Beverly, MA||42 : 1||4,741|
|Worcester State University Worcester, MA||30 : 1||6,204|
|Dean College Franklin, MA||43 : 1||1,320|
|Fisher College Boston, MA||45 : 1||1,628|
|Western New England University Springfield, MA||17 : 1||3,801|
|Bunker Hill Community College Boston, MA||77 : 1||11,352|
|Salem State University Salem, MA||24 : 1||7,706|
|Massasoit Community College Brockton, MA||59 : 1||6,637|
|Bentley University Waltham, MA||18 : 1||5,314|
|Anna Maria College Paxton, MA||34 : 1||1,441|
|Suffolk University Boston, MA||20 : 1||7,169|
|Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable, MA||41 : 1||2,907|
|University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA||21 : 1||31,350|
|Emerson College Boston, MA||23 : 1||4,930|
|Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner, MA||49 : 1||3,674|