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    Dec 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication and Information Major, Strategic and Digital Communication Concentration, MS

The strategic and digital communication concentration is a Distance Education program and does not require students to come to Knoxville. The concentration is designed for career starters and career changers who want a flexible degree that is professionally oriented and that cuts across the college disciplinary areas. The strategic and digital communication concentration is practitioner focused and provides stand-alone courses that are asynchronous and fully online. Courses build upon what all four Schools—Advertising and Public Relations, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, and Journalism and Electronic Media—bring to the contemporary job market.

Concentration option: course only without comprehensive exam

Campus Code:

Distance Education

Admissions Standards/Procedures

Students are admitted every semester. Applicants must submit an online graduate application to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Applicants must also submit their CV/Resume, Letter of Introduction, and Goal Statement. International applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Academic Standards

Must meet Graduate School requirements.

Strategic and Digital Communication Concentration - Course only option without comprehensive exam

The strategic and digital communication concentration requires that students select from the list of courses that are specific to this concentration. The Distance Education concentration requires a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours of approved course work. Students in the strategic and digital communication concentration are not allowed to take Knoxville Campus course sections.

Credit Hours Required

30 graduate credit hours

Required Courses:

The students must choose from the Distance Education courses listed below:

Non-Course Requirements  (None)