About the Program
The Studies of Global Media M.A. Program offers a flexible curriculum that allows students to join in the fall, summer, or spring semesters, during the first or second sessions. The courses complement one another yet require no prerequisites. The M.A. could be earned in one year, yet students generally take 18 months to two years to complete the work. Part-time students are welcome.
Students can specialize in one of six thematic areas in which courses are offered or sample across the curriculum.
Our specialty areas are Entrepreneurship Media, Innovation and Sustainability; Media and Crisis; Media, Social Justice and Engagement; Media and Human Rights; Media, Science, the Public and the Environment; and Mis/Disinformation, Information Rights and Information Security.
The flexible curriculum allows students to enter the program in the fall, summer, or spring semester, during the first or second sessions. The courses complement one another yet require no prerequisites. The M.A. could be earned in one year yet students generally take 18 months to two years to complete the work. Part-time students are welcome.
To earn a master’s degree in Studies of Global Media (GLO), students complete the 31-credit program.
- 6 units are required courses:
- GLO 540: Freedom of Expression and the Right to Information OR GLO 580: Digital Media Law in a Global Context
- GLO 560: Disinformation and Information Security in a Global Media Context
- 1 unit Master’s Capstone (GLO 698) – Your choice of projects
- 24 units (minimum) may be chosen from electives (with five courses, or 15 credits, minimum, in Studies of Global Media unless approval has been received from the program for alternatives).
GLO classes are online, but students on the main campus can take in-person or online courses as elective courses in the GLO program, depending on their campus.