Master of Social Science (MSS) in Journalism & Mass Communication is a contemporary, critical and applied course of study. The program is designed in such a way to provide the students with a comprehensive grounding in the theories, skills and research necessary for proper analyzing, understanding and working in various Mass Media and Communication contents.
Graduates having BA/BSS/ BCom/ BSc or equivalent degree may apply for admission into MSS in Journalism and Mass Communication Course.
Duration of the Program:
Masters of Social Science (MSS) in Journalism & Mass Communication consist of 1 (one) year duration having 3 (three) semesters. Each semester will be of 4 (four) months duration.
The schedule for one academic year will be as follows:
|Semester-I||Spring||January – April|
|Semester-II||Summer||May – August|
|Semester-III||Fall||September – December|
Procedure for Graduation:
To obtain the Master of Social Science (MSS) in Journalism and Mass Communication degree a student will have to complete 30 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.00. If any student fails in any course s/he will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the same in the subsequent semester.
Structure of Courses: The program consists of compulsory 27 credit hours and thesis/internship 3 credit hours (in total 30 credit hours).
Course outline of one-year Master of Social Science (MSS) Program in Journalism and Mass Communication
|Sl. No.||Year||Semester||Course Code||Course Title||Credit|
|1||1st||1st||JMC 501||Review on Communication Theories||3|
|3||1st||JMC 502||Advanced Reporting for Media||3|
|3||1st||JMC 503||Media Economics and Management||3|
|4||2nd||JMC 504||Audience Research and Content Analysis||3|
|5||2nd||JMC 505||Newspaper Design Skill and Production||3|
|6||2nd Optional (any one)||JMC 506||Health and Population Communication||3|
|JMC 507||Contemporary American Journalism||3|
|JMC 508||Communication Policy and Planning||3|
|7||3rd||JMC 509||Public Relations||3|
|8||3rd Optional (any one)||JMC 510||Communication Issues in Bangladesh||3|
|9||JMC 511||TV Script, Production and Editing||3|
|10||3rd||JMC 512||Computer Programming and Application||3|
|11||3rd||JMC 520||Dissertation / Project||3|
|Total||1 Year||3 Semesters||30|