School of Journalism and New Media

The University of Mississippi

Attend our Virtual Open House to learn about graduate school Thursday, June 25

Posted on: June 7th, 2020 by ldrucker

If you have ever thought about attending graduate school and earning your master’s degree, this may be the time.

The University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media will be offering a Virtual Open House this month to provide information about how to become a graduate student in our journalism and IMC programs.

You are invited to be part of the Zoom online event Thursday, June 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Zoom gathering will feature professors who will answer questions about the program.

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“The landscape is a bit different now with the coronavirus, and people have questions,” said professor Joe Atkins, who leads the journalism master’s program. “For example, we’ve lifted the GRE requirement for now and extended the application deadline to the end of July. We thought a Virtual Open House would be a good opportunity for people to check in and get answers to questions they might have about our programs.”

The professional masters track in journalism offers courses in multimedia storytelling, documentary-making and long-form narrative writing that allow journalists to hone their craft to the highest level as they create lasting works of nonfiction, whether in print, online or on a screen. Students in the academic track can do this while also taking courses specifically designed to develop their research and theoretical skills, preparing them for a future in teaching as well as practicing journalism. Contact Professor Joe Atkins at jbatkins@olemiss.edu.

The M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication is a tightly-focused professional master’s degree in which you can learn to create and manage coordinated communications that connect people and organizations. The curriculum blends theory, insight, and real-world application with a focus on the strategic integration of fields, such as advertising, public relations, brand strategy, digital media, direct mail, content marketing, and research. To explore the residential and online degrees, please visit our program website or contact Dr. Robert Magee at rgmagee@olemiss.edu.

Why is now a good time to think about going to graduate school?

“I can already see there is a lot of interest in graduate studies now,” Atkins said. “The coronavirus has created uncertainty about our economy and what the world will look like once the pandemic passes.

“It’s a time for many to turn this into an opportunity to deepen their studies and training and further equip themselves for the future. We’re already going to have the largest journalism graduate cohort for the fall 2020 semester that I’ve seen since I’ve been director of the program.”

To learn more about the two programs and their required classes, visit this page.

To participate in the Zoom event, register by emailing Atkins at jbatkins@olemiss.edu. He can provide a link to the Virtual Open House that you can click to join.

You may also email these professors to ask any questions about our programs.

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