School of Communication Studies: Department of Media, Journalism and Film


Accelerated master's option.Includes accelerated master's option
Indicates a program may be completed online.Program can be completed online

Master's programs


General information

Student activities

An integral part of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film, the mass media program provides a wide range of activities for students. The department maintains an instructional television studio, which provides student programming on Springfield's Cable Channel 22 and KOZL - Channel 27, HEC-TV in St. Louis, and Time Warner Cable 17 in Kansas City. The department also serves in arks Public Television and Springfield’s Cable Channel 24. The department also serves in an advisory capacity for the university newspaper, The Standard, and is associated with KSMU-FM (91.1 MHz), the University’s National Public Radio affiliate. Our students can gain valuable experience working in each of these areas, as journalists for the newspaper, as producers of television programming, or as student interns at KSMU, the area’s FM source of fine arts and informational programming. The student-run Film Society, the Japanese Film Society, and the Academic Media Production Guild are also affiliated with the department. The department maintains a strong internship program with local and regional news organizations, providing an opportunity for students to acquire professional experience at a variety of radio and television stations and newspapers, as well as independent production facilities.


Interim Department head

Deborah Larson


Craig Hall, Room 377