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Media Studies

Media Studies Programs

  •  BS in Media Studies

Career Opportunities

  •  Consumer Behavior
  •  Journalism
  •  Public Relations
  •  Organizational Leadership
  •  Training & Development

The Media Studies Department is comprised of a diverse faculty concentrated on providing a balance between theoretical and practical applications. These disciplines are instructed by professors from around the world, including Africa, Canada, Europe, Eastern Europe and the Balkans.

Obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Media Studies prepares students for diverse careers in radio and television news, advertising, publicity, market research, telecommunications, production, journalism, media law, copywriting and announcing. The Media Studies Degree Programs are designed to be flexible, which allows students to specialize in any particular area of mass media.

What UMSL has to offer

Taking media studies classes under UMSL's faculty provides an international feel that is not provided at most other universities. With strong global representation, UMSL professors help expose students to an array of influences and intellectual cultures, additionally demonstrating and illuminating the impact of media accurately in another country. Not only is the faculty diverse, they are highly qualified to lead student discussion and growth.

Such major media organizations as The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, The International Radio and Television Society, The American Communication Association and National Communication Association have all honored UMSL's faculty, which includes a UM Board of Curator's Distinguished Professor and a Board of Governor for Ad Club in Saint Louis. Also on the acclaimed faculty is an Emmy-winning videographer and a Fulbright scholar, whose documentary work is showcased and studied in universities around the country. 

The Department of Media Studies offers a BS in Media Studies. Currently, the department is awaiting approval for a Minor in Media Studies and two new certificates: Certificate in Advertising and Online Certificate in Film Studies.

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