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University of South Carolina

School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Columbia, SC

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University of South Carolina

Overview

University of South Carolina / School of Journalism and Mass Communications is located in Columbia, SC.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Arts (MA)
Master of Mass Communications (MMC)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 24
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

79
Applied
44
Accepted
19
Enrolled
56%

Applying

40
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 1st July 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 75

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 15
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
48%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
52%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 9.33%
White or Caucasian 64%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 10.67%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

24
Total faculty
Full-time - 24
Part-time - 0
Male (17)
Female (7)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ethics, communications law, international communications, science/health/environmental/risk communications, convergent media
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
200,000

Location & Contact

Address Columbia, SC  29208
United States
Contact Dr. Erik Collins
Phone: 803-777-7000