Graduate Bulletin

Globalization and Development Communication, M.S.

SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION


Admission Requirements and Deadlines
Application Deadline:

Fall: March 1

Applications are processed on a continual basis.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from evaluators who are able to provide insight into the applicant's potential for professional achievement and aptitude for graduate study.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

No specific coursework is required.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

All applicants must present credentials that are the equivalent of the baccalaureate degree at Temple University.

Statement of Goals:

The Statement of Goals should include your special interests within the discipline and expectations for the program.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE is required. Scores at or above the 65th percentile are expected.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 105 iBT or 620 PBT.

Resume:

A current resume or curriculum vitae is required.

Other Requirements:

Submission of writing or research samples is optional.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:
Core Courses (21 credits):
GDC 8001:  Seminar in Media, Communication and Development
GDC 8002:  Development Communication Project Design and Management
GDC 8089:  Field Experience

MSP 5114:  Communication Research Methods
OR
STRC 8101:  Communication Management Research Methods

MSP 8254:  Public Information Campaigns
MSP 8473:  Information Society

Coursework in area of specialization (9 credits): Community Development; Conflict, Peace, and Human Rights; Media Development and Advocacy; Policy, Planning, and Governance; Public Health; or Sustainability and Environment

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

Field Experience:

This hybrid capstone course takes the form of an Internship, special project, or service learning experience. It is offered in the summer.

Contacts
Program Contact Information:

http://smc.temple.edu/graduate/degree-programs/ms/

Department Information:

School of Media and Communication
344 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
nmckenna@temple.edu
215-204-1497

Department Contacts:

Admissions:
Caitlin Gamble
caitlin.gamble@temple.edu
215-204-8560

Program Coordinator:

Patrick Murphy

murphy.p@temple.edu

215-204-8345

About the Program

The M.S. in Globalization and Development Communication is a 30-credit program designed to be completed in one year, including 18 credits of required coursework; 9 credits in a specialization (Community Development; Conflict, Peace, and Human Rights; Media Development and Advocacy; Policy, Planning, and Governance; Public Health; and Sustainability and Environment); and a 3-credit capstone course of field experience. The curriculum provides a comprehensive overview of the origins of the information society; management and communication theories and their implications for communication management; research methods tailored to media and development communication issues; and the management, evaluation, and advocacy of decision-making tools and communication for development.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years, although the program is designed to be completed in one year

Campus Location:

Main, Center City

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are encouraged to attend full time, although part-time enrollment is permitted.

Department Information:

School of Media and Communication
344 Annenberg Hall
2020 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
nmckenna@temple.edu
215-204-1497

Interdisciplinary Study:

The program is designed to be interdisciplinary.

Affiliation(s):

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

No.

Ranking:

Not applicable.

Accreditation:

Not applicable.

Areas of Specialization:

Areas of specialization include Community Development; Conflict, Peace, and Human Rights; Media Development and Advocacy; Policy, Planning, and Governance; Public Health; and Sustainability and Environment.

Job Placement:

The program is in its infancy and is not yet established with regard to job placement.

Licensure:

Not applicable.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy:

Non-matriculated students may take up to 9 credits before submitting an application.

Financing Opportunities

Given that the program is designed to be completed in one year of full-time study, the School of Media and Communication does not offer graduate assistantships for those in the Globalization and Development Communication master's program.

Updated 12.20.13