Tuition-Free Master's Degrees for Benefitted DU Employees
Take advantage of your DU tuition waiver benefit and earn a tuition-free Master’s degree from the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies (MFJS):
The M.A. in Media and Public Communication offers concentrations in Strategic Communication and in Media and Globalization
The M.A. in International and Intercultural Communication is a joint program with the Josef Korbel School of International Studies
Both programs are designed to expand your career prospects in professional communication in areas such as brand management, public relations, public affairs, intercultural communication, health communication, nonprofit management, cultural diplomacy, media education, and more.
As a student in either program, you can also earn a Graduate Certificate in Public Diplomacy, without the need for additional coursework.
Stephanie Frances earned her MA in Media and Public Communication, with a concentration in Strategic Communication, while working as Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at DU:
“The material is very relevant to what I’m working on in my job in Undergraduate Admissions, and I have even been able to incorporate some ideas from class, which my colleagues appreciate as well.”
How can you make this work for you?
Study full-time or part-time, based on your personal needs and goals
Work with a faculty advisor to design a customized course plan and track your progress
Attend on-campus classes in the afternoons and evenings to minimize work conflicts
Enjoy a small and engaged cohort of fellow students and dedicated alumni
Select a research paper or an internship as your final capstone experience
Combine your internship with your job if you work in a communications role at DU
Evanne Seelig, Former CAHSS Digital Communications Manager, graduated with an M.A. in International and Intercultural Communications:
“The classes are relevant to my work, and I’ve always been able to find options that fit both with my schedule and interests. Faculty are supportive, generous with their time and expertise, and deeply passionate about what they do.”
Take the next step towards earning your tuition-free degree
Register to attend a Virtual Q&A for DU Staff on March 6, 2024 to learn more about the MFJS graduate programs
If you cannot attend our first session, register to attend on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, to get your questions answered.
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Global Media and Communication
About this Course
Major theories concerning international communication flows, the impact of globalization and global media, issues of new communication technologies, the rhetoric and media framing of global politics and culture; international marketing and public relations; and national and cultural sovereignty issues related to communication.
Brands and Identities
About this Course
Reviews theories and cases of the role and meaning of brands in a consumer society, with a particular emphasis on understanding how brands are implicated in the construction and presentation of personal and group identities. The course combines insights from marketing, social psychology, and cultural studies to explore the importance of brands for both consumers and practitioners. Students master core branding concepts and use them to critically analyze salient social and cultural issues.
About this Course
Continues the focus on learning and applying public relations techniques, emphasizing media relations and media writing. Students develop the ability to formulate and evaluate appropriate communication objectives, strategies, and tactics in response to real-world public relations problems, paying attention to ethical considerations. Students produce a portfolio of written public relations materials.