About

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts degree. Courses of study are designed to engage research in diverse career arenas such as human resources, politics, advertising, education, public relations, broadcasting, and social services, as well as for students who aspire to continue their education in doctoral programs.

Available Options

  • Thesis Track
  • Non-Thesis, Professional Paper Track
  • Non-Thesis, Strategic Digital and Social Media Track

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a grounding in mass communication theory.
  • Achieve competencies in research methodologies relevant to the field.
  • Develop critical thinking necessary for careers in higher education or management in the media industries.
  • Balance the discipline's varied traditions in theoretical, historical, and applied research, with particular attention to the shifting media landscape.

Career Possibilities

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies prepares students to become effective professionals in broadcast journalism, integrated marketing communication, (advertising and public relations) and print journalism. Faculty engage students in a supportive environment of scholarship and service, stressing theoretical and practical knowledge, critical thinking and social responsibility.

Greenspun Hall is one of the most innovative journalism buildings in the country, emphasizing a converged media curricula for the dissemination of messages via a multitude of platforms. The new facility enables journalism and media studies faculty and students to explore the limits of new technologies and to develop innovative partnerships between traditional and emerging media. The alldigital, high-definition broadcast facility includes television studios, non-linear editing bays, radio production and performance studios, writing labs, advanced editing labs, a converged media lab and a 200-seat auditorium built to accommodate video and audio production. Greenspun Hall also houses UNLV TV, our campus cable station and KUNV, our campus FM radio station.

The following job titles are related to the field of journalism and media studies. Some may require study beyond the undergraduate level. This is not a complete list of possible careers for journalism and media studies graduates but simply provides some suggestions of potential career options.

Career Options for Journalism and Media Studies Majors

  • Advertising Coordinator
  • Announcers
  • Broadcasting
  • Correspondents
  • Editors
  • Media Operators
  • News Analysts
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporters
  • Writers

Requirements

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Master of Arts - Journalism and Media Studies

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Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies offers an innovative and integrated approach to research and study of today’s dynamic news, marketing, public relations, and social media in traditional and digital environments.

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Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

The Greenspun College of Urban Affairs is committed to creating contemporary solutions for resilient communities. Its academic programs focus on effective public policymaking, creating support structures to meet behavioral and mental health challenges, ensuring cities are safe and prepared to meet emergency situations, effective and ethical journalism, and interpersonal and public communication strategies.

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