Graduate Degrees | LSU Manship School of Mass Communication

Graduate Degrees

Our distinguished faculty will guide your advanced preparation in media and public affairs, strategic communication and journalism. Our alumni include public relations professionals, journalists, corporate executives, political consultants and scholars.


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Master of Mass Communication

Did you earn your undergraduate degree in another discipline, but now want to work in a mass communication field? Looking for advanced professional training? Want to prepare yourself for a doctoral program? Then our Master of Mass Communication (MMC) degree is a good fit for you. 

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Ph.D. in Media & Public Affairs

The Manship School is home to the nation’s only doctoral program in media and public affairs. We offer a focus on political communication through course study in partnership with the Department of Political Science.


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Certificate of Strategic Communication

If you are a professional wanting to continue your education, but do not have time or the money to go back to school full-time, our Certificate of Strategic Communication may be for you. This program hones your public relations and advocacy skills with 15-credit hours (five courses) of focused study. It includes core classes in building public relations campaigns. Electives allow you to tailor the certificate to your needs.

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Dual MMC/Law Degree

The Manship School of Mass Communication and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center are one of only a handful of schools in the U.S. that offer a dual degree in mass communication (Master of Mass Communication, MMC) and law (both the Juris Doctor, J.D., and the Diploma in Civil Law, DCL). The dual degree program allows students to earn both degrees concurrently in four years.