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Master of Arts (M.A) Journalism
and Mass Communication



2 Years

(2 semesters/year)


7-8 hours/week

Recommended scheduled hours


Live + Recorded

Recorded content & live sessions

Course Fees

  • Indian Nationals- INR 8000 / Semester
  • Foreign Nationals- $357 / Semester

Limited seats available

Programme Features

Upon completing our comprehensive online MA program in Journalism and Mass Communication, you will acquire a wide array of skills that will enable you to effectively report, analyze, and produce programs for both print and broadcast media. In addition to these traditional forms of media, you will also become proficient in handling digital media, advertising, public relations, and many other aspects of the dynamic and ever-evolving field of journalism and mass communication. Throughout your studies, you will be exposed to a diverse range of media and communication theories and will develop a nuanced understanding of media ethics. You will also delve into a variety of other important topics that will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in this exciting and fast-paced industry.

Upon successful completion of the Master's degree in Online Mass Communication and Journalism offered online, you will become proficient in a wide range of media sectors. You will gain expertise in electronic media, digital media, advertising (both online and offline), corporate communication, sports reporting, and journalism research, among others. This program prepares you for the dynamic and ever-evolving field of media, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in a variety of media-related professions.

Our online MA program in journalism and mass communication provides students with comprehensive training in various aspects of media production. From preparing documentaries to video shoots, one-on-one interviews, telecasting, and much more, students get hands-on experience in every step of the process. With our program, students acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the dynamic field of journalism and mass communication.

We provide various scholarship programs to students coming from different sections like Agniveer/Defense personnel, BPL, and EWS Category along with War widows. We also provide discounts to the students based on Merit.

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2 Years / 4 Semester

M.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) is a comprehensive 2-year program that covers a range of subjects and equips students with essential knowledge and skills.


Candidates must have completed their 10+2 education and hold a graduation degree from any recognized university.

45% Aggregate in Bachelor for Master Programmes

M.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication)

Fees Structure

Indian Nationals

Course fees ₹ 8000/- Per Semester

Exam fees ₹ 1000/- Per Semester

Full year fees ₹ 19000/- Per Year

Total fees ₹ 37000- (all Inclusive)

Foreign Nationals

Course fees $357/- Per Semester

Total fees $1171/- (all Inclusive)

One time registration fee of Rs 1000 is included in the total fee

MU-Online advantages

At Mangalayatan University, we understand the significance of actively working on skills such as communication, time management, and conflict resolution. We ensure that our students learn the importance of soft skills and their critical role in the workplace. These skills can help students stand out in today's competitive job market by demonstrating their ability to effectively communicate, manage tasks, and resolve conflicts.

Money plays a crucial role for many students, and at Magalayatan University, we recognize that education should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial constraints. That is why we offer the best industry-relevant curriculum taught by top-notch faculty at the most affordable cost possible.

Our advanced Learning Management System automates the tracking and delivery of study materials and assignment notes. This system also allows faculty to provide students with instant feedback on their current performance. With all the important information in one place, students can easily access and stay on top of their studies.

Before enrolling, students receive a free counseling session to help them gain a better understanding and vision of the course they plan to take. During this session, they receive a more detailed and in-depth overview of the course.

Our management and faculty are dedicated to helping students prepare for the interview process after completing their course. We offer comprehensive assistance to all students at Mangalayatan University, from resume-building and communication skills to networking. Our goal is to ensure that every student is fully prepared to succeed in their job search.









Per Semester



Master Degree Programme

M.A. (Journalism & Mass Communication) (ONLINE) Course Structure

Semester I
S.No Course Code Course Name Credit Continuous Assessment Marks Term End Exam Marks Grand Total
1 JMO-6101 Principles of Mass Communication 4 30 70 100
2 JMO-6102 Development of Mass Media 4 30 70 100
3 JMO-6103 Print Media: Reporting and Editing 4 30 70 100
4 JMO-6104 Advertising and Public relations 4 30 70 100
5 JMO-6105 Basics of photography 4 30 70 100
Total 20 150 350 500
Semester II
S.No Course Code Course Name Credit Continuous Assessment Marks Term End Exam Marks Grand Total
1 JMO-6201 New Media 4 30 70 100
2 JMO-6202 Development Communication 4 30 70 100
3 JMO-6203 Media Writing Skills 4 30 70 100
4 JMO-6204 Media Laws & Ethics 4 30 70 100
5 JMO-6205 International Communication 4 30 70 100
Total 20 150 350 500
Semester III
S.No Course Code Course Name Credit Continuous Assessment Marks Term End Exam Marks Grand Total
1 JMO-7101 Electronic Media Production 4 30 70 100
2 JMO-7102 Media Management and Practices 4 30 70 100
3 JMO-7103 Communication Research 4 30 70 100
4 JMO-7104 Indian culture and Human Values 4 30 70 100
5 JMO-7105 Film Studies 4 30 70 100
Total 20 150 350 500
S.No Course Code Course Name Credit Continuous Assessment Marks Term End Exam Marks Grand Total
1 JMO-7201 Human rights and Media 4 30 70 100
2 JMO-7202 Media and Society 4 30 70 100
3 JMT-7201 Specialised reporting 4 30 70 100
4 JMD-7201 Dissertation 6 0 100 100
5 JMI-7201 Comprehensive Viva-voce 2 0 100 100
Total 20 90 410 500

Enhancing Learning Through Modern Education

The focus of the program is on utilising advanced tools and techniques to ensure that
students can easily comprehend and retain the course material.

Online Program Journalism Mass Communication Courses

What would be the gains from the program?

  • Students will develop a huge industry stakeholder network
  • Receive detailed comprehensive course materials vetted by academic experts
  • Give exams online
  • Have doubt removal sessions for strong fundamentals
  • Develop skills and advanced knowledge related to the course
  • Complete their education along with job or other engagements
  • Up skill themselves in the particular area of study and hence make themselves more employable
  • Brighten future research and further education scopes
  • Can build careers in new fields of study
  • Get a degree fully recognized and accredited in India and globally
  • Complete their education at an affordable price and at their own pace
  • Learn from anytime and anywhere

Job Opportunities
After MA - Journalism & Mass Communication

  • Writer/Author
  • Journalist
  • News Reporter
  • News Broad Caster/News Anchor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Digital Media Production
  • Print Media Personnel
  • Editing
  • copy writing Content
  • Event Planner
Online  MA - Journalism & Mass Communication Degree


Both deal with transmitting information to a large audience, but the key difference lies in their purpose:

  • Mass communication:Broadly disseminates information, entertainment, or persuasion through various media channels. Its primary goal can be brand awareness, education, marketing, or shaping public opinion.
  • Journalism: Focuses on providing accurate, objective, and timely news and information to serve the public interest. It holds power to truth-seeking, investigative reporting, and holding powerful figures accountable.

While citizen journalism and social media platforms create accessibility, being a true journalist requires more than just sharing information. Essential qualities include:

  • Strong fact-checking and verification skills: Distinguishing truth from misinformation is crucial.
  • Ethical principles and objectivity:Reporting fairly and accurately without personal bias is paramount.
  • Critical thinking and analysis:Understanding the context and underlying meaning of information is key.
  • Excellent communication and storytelling:Engaging and informing the audience effectively is essential.

The landscape has certainly changed with digital media, but quality journalism remains vital. While some traditional formats evolve, core principles like factual reporting and accountability hold strong. The challenge lies in adapting to digital consumption habits and creating sustainable business models.

Information overload is real! Here are some tips:

  • Identify reliable sources: Seek out established news organizations with a reputation for accuracy and diverse perspectives.
  • Curate your information diet:Choose specific topics and trustworthy sources relevant to your interests.
  • Be mindful of consumption time:Limit unnecessary exposure to news and information streams.
  • Develop critical thinking skills:Question everything you read, verify information and identify potential biases.

Remember, staying informed is crucial, but finding a healthy balance in the digital age is essential for your well-being.

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