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This concentration helps develop skills and competencies vital to working in communication fields in an increasingly digital environment. Its focus on digital and social media makes it unique among programs in the metro area, as it includes both theoretical and applied aspects of these topics. Understanding digital technologies and multimedia storytelling are central competencies required of those working in many industries, such as journalism, public relations, advertising and travel/tourism.

M.I.S. Requirements (13 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 501 Humanities Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 503 Natural Sciences Seminar 3-4
IDIS-D 510 Intro to Graduate Liberal Studies 4

Concentration Requirements (15 credit hours)

Required courses (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 301 Social Media Strategies 3
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 300 Human Computer Interaction 3
Choose one of the following (3 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 330 Legal and Social Informatics of Security 3
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 368 Introduction to Network Science 3
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 421 Applications of Data Mining 3
IDIS-D 513/INFO-I 441 Interaction Design Practice 3
Choose two of the following (6 credit hours)
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
IDIS-D 511/SPCH-S 307 Crisis Management 3
IDIS-D 511/SPCH-S 333 Public Relations 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-C 327 Writing for Publication 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 303 Online Journalism 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 321 Principles of Public Relations 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 344 Photojournalism Reporting 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 349 Public Relations Writing 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 354 Photojournalism Editing 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 362 Multimedia Reporting 3
IDIS-D 512/JOUR-J 384 Videojournalism 3

Thesis will be research based.

Campus Events

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 24th, 2018

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Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

July 24th, 2018

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Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

July 26th, 2018

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Classes End for Summer II Session

Classes End for Summer II Session

August 6th, 2018

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Orientation (First-Year Students)

Orientation (First-Year Students)

August 8th, 2018

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Orientation (Transfer Students)

Orientation (Transfer Students)

August 10th, 2018

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Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation

August 11th, 2018

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Induction Day

Induction Day

August 17th, 2018

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2018 Champions Dinner

2018 Champions Dinner

August 18th, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fall Classes Begin

Fall Classes Begin

August 20th, 2018

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Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

Last Day to Register for Fall Classes

August 26th, 2018

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Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

Labor Day Holiday - NO CLASSES

September 3rd, 2018

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