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Master of Science in Media Solutions and Innovation

The Media Solutions and Innovation graduate program explicitly prepares students to become media strategists and futurists who can function as change agents and adaptive leaders within the industry. Our 12-month online master’s degree program helps students learn about the disruptions in the media industry and how to build industry partners to assist in research and development, discovery, and creating targeted solution pathways to address some of the most challenging media problems.

This master’s program is designed to fill an identified need in the market by offering a distinct innovation program that focuses on individual entrepreneurship as an alternative to existing skills-focused “new media” programs, and as a unique graduate-level program that challenges/extends existing “teaching hospital” models in schools of journalism.

Publisher Path

Students complete the program in a NewStart cohort, taking classes sequentially. Students will first complete an introductory course, followed by eight core courses taken in thematically-paired blocks of two. After completing their core courses, students will take the capstone course, which includes a hands-on research immersion into a news organization. The program’s capstone course synthesizes all students have learned into one comprehensive project — researching and creating a business plan and audience development strategy for a real-world media publication.

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