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Quinnipiac University

School of Communications

Hamden, CT

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Overview

Quinnipiac University School of Communications Graduate Programs

Quinnipiac University graduate programs in communications – journalism, sports journalism, public relations, interactive media and communications – deliver advanced communications training guided by market-driven knowledge, a faculty of industry professionals dedicated to mentoring, and technologically sophisticated learning environments. Located in the busy media corridor between New York and Boston, Quinnipiac graduates emerge with the expertise and versatility the industry demands, along with an array of practical experiences and a network of contacts. In other words, graduates are ready to get right to work.

Graduate Programs

MS in Interactive Media and Communications (online)

MS in Journalism

MS in Sports Journalism

MS in Public Relations

MS in Public Relations (online)

Stellar facilities in the heart of the Northeast media corridor

The production facilities within Quinnipiac’s Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center support both studio and remote productions, and feature the same state-of-the-art news gathering, audio and video equipment students will encounter as professionals. Graduate students master the latest technology and learn the most innovative techniques for producing, editing and presenting information to the public. The Northeast is home to many of the nation’s most iconic magazines, Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers and longest running network news programs and flagship sports networks. In this media-rich environment, contacts are made, and deep professional networks formed. Graduates of the programs join a growing alumni base including rising stars at ESPN, CNN, the New York Post, the Hartford Courant and numerous local news sites and TV stations.

Faculty and community

Faculty are experienced media professionals with credentials from some of the country’s most recognized media operations in journalism, film, audio and multimedia production, television and radio. From investigative reporting to presenting at national conferences, raising awareness of gender bias in the media, and creating mobile apps — Quinnipiac University alumni, faculty and students are helping to shape the fast-moving edge of the communications frontier. The combination of theoretical and practical learning they receive at Quinnipiac gives them the skills and opportunities to do good work, and the confidence to do the kind of work that redefines industries. Faculty guide and support these efforts. 

MS in Journalism

Quinnipiac’s MS in Journalism program molds multitalented writers, reporters and producers who can tell compelling stories across all distribution platforms while maintaining the highest commitment to integrity and professionalism. The program’s 30-credit curriculum blends the traditional with the contemporary, featuring a core that emphasizes digital production, reporting, storytelling and ethics. At the heart of the program is an emphasis on real-time learning and real-world experience, mastering the latest technology and most innovative techniques for producing, editing and presenting information to the public.

MS in Sports Journalism

Quinnipiac’s MS in Sports Journalism provides a strong foundation to cover the action on the field – and the stories off the field. The 36-credit curriculum prepares students for careers as on-air reporters and anchors, writers, producers and editors for local, cable and network sports television, sports websites and mobile apps. Between Quinnipiac’s nationally ranked Division I teams and proximity to ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut, and the array of sports networks in New York City and Boston, students have many opportunities to immerse in the industry.

MS in Public Relations

Quinnipiac’s MS in Public Relations prepares students to advance in this fast-paced field, mastering

contemporary public relations practices and techniques—from strategic communications and crisis management to research, analytics and social media. The 36-credit curriculum emphasizes professional competence, global consciousness, and professional and social responsibility. Students learn to plan and manage PR campaigns as well as mitigate potential crisis situations. Optional areas of specialization include international public relations, investor relations and health care public relations. An optional Social Media Track is available.



Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 55

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

112
Applied
94
Accepted
65
Enrolled
84%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 30th April 30th Yes
Spring deadline December 15th September 30th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards June 1
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

125
Total Graduate Students
3%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 11.2%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 2.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.4%
Unknown 2.4%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

27
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 15
Male (12)
Female (15)

Location & Contact

Address 275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT  06518-1940
United States
Contact Phillip Simon
Program Director
Phone: 203-582-8274

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