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Communications vs mass communications

Seachai86442Seachai86442 - Posts: 895 Member
edited December 2012 in College Life
Hey guys,

I am thinking about going for a masters degree in either one of the fields after college. However, does anyone here know which degree is better and more useful?

Thanks?
Post edited by Seachai86442 on

Replies to: Communications vs mass communications

  • stradmomstradmom Registered User Posts: 4,894 Senior Member
    What is it you want to do with the degree? A "communication" degree will probably be broader in focus, including perhaps interpersonal, mass, public relations etc, while a "mass communication" degree is likely to be grounded in traditional broadcast media with some print media included.

    There are MA/MS degrees in journalism, broadcasting, social/digital media, public relatiions, advertising, integrated marketing communication, photography, management/organizational communication, comm theory etc...which I suspect might give you better credentials than a generic "communication" degree.
  • Seachai86442Seachai86442 - Posts: 895 Member
    I thought communication degree is suppose to be worthless nowadays, and mass communications degree will rather offer broad range of opportunities in the real world.
  • donnawhitedonnawhite Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Due to some of points the Communications is worthless and have no value these days instead you have to go for mass communications which i think far better to choose than Communications.
  • Seachai86442Seachai86442 - Posts: 895 Member
    Is a masters in mass communications going to look better than a masters in Journalism too?

    I am very oriented on public speaking and enjoy writing sometimes, but I don't want to pursue English, for reason is because reading is far more existent in the program, and intensive.
  • Seachai86442Seachai86442 - Posts: 895 Member
    Bump.. can anyone answer the above for me?
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