The Manship School offers three graduate degrees: the Master of Mass Communication (M.M.C.), a dual M.M.C. and law degree (J.D./D.C.L.), and the Ph.D. in Media and Public Affairs.
Master of Mass Communication
The Manship School of Mass Communication offers master’s degree students the option to pursue careers in journalism, political consulting, advertising and public relations (strategic communication), in government, non-profit, corporate or media organizations. Choose the professional track to help you build the skills you need for a professional career in media and public affairs. Choose our scholarly track to create a pathway to a doctoral degree.
Joint M.M.C./J.D./D.C.L. 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 joint degree in mass communication and law (Juris Doctor and the Diploma in Civil Law). The dual degree program allows students to earn both degrees concurrently over a 4-year period. The LSU Law Center is Louisiana’s flagship state law school and consistently ranks in the Top 20 as a Best Value Law School by Pre-Law Magazine.
Ph.D. in Media and Public Affairs
The Manship School is home to the nation’s only doctoral program focused on political communication through a course study in media and public affairs in partnership with the Department of Political Science. We fund our doctoral students for four years ($24,000 per year), and admit only a small class to ensure personal attention and mentorship from faculty. Our acceptance rate is 15-20%.
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