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  School of Communication and Information 2021-2023 Master of Communication and Media Program Degree Requirements  

Degree Requirements

The Master of Communication and Media (M.C.M.) degree program requires the successful completion of a minimum of 36 credits. This includes completion of:

  • A five-course core (12 credits)
  • Eight elective courses (24 credits)*

There are required and recommended courses for each specialization. See the website for details.

The M.C.M. degree typically requires four semesters of full-time study: 9 credits per semester is the maximum course load. Study is frequently pursued on a part-time basis. The degree can be accelerated by taking Winter or Summer Session courses.

International Students

International students should visit the Rutgers Global website.

The center 's website includes specifics on rules about Visa status; special forms; orientation; international advisers; and special rules concerning employment and internships.

All international M.C.M. students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to attend an orientation session as early in or before their first semester of study.


M.C.M. students must complete 36 credits to earn a degree. The program is self-paced (3-12 credits per semester).áThere are sevenáspecializations available. Once admitted to the M.C.M. program, students can stay within a specialization or combine specializations to focus on multiple areas of interest.

All core and elective courses in the sevenáspecializations are taught online and/or weeknights on campus, 6:20 to 9:00 p.m. Some electives are cross-listed with the SC&I's Ph.D. program courses as well as the master of information program.

For additional information, contact RU-info at 848-445-info (4636) or
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