Marshall’s School of Journalism launches four new graduate programs

Special to HNN Provided by Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University’s W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications is offering a new Master of Arts in Journalism with a Health Care Public Relations emphasis and three new 15-hour graduate certificate programs in Digital Communications, Integrated Strategic Communications and Media Management.

Dr. Corley Dennison, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, said the new programs are designed to meet the expectations of the 21st Century workforce and represent the changing face of the media.

The new Health Care Public Relations emphasis is designed to meet the growing demand for public relations campaigns for medical services and organizations, writing and tactics for health care audiences and the use of social media in health care promotions. The program will accommodate individuals with or without previous experience in the field.

Graduate certificate programs may be completed as stand-alone, 15-hour programs to expand an individual’s skill set or as part of a master’s degree. The courses in each program target specific areas that will help students augment their knowledge or skills, advance their careers or pursue personal enrichment. The journalism and mass communications programs focus on print media, broadcast facilities and many forms of converged media including websites, blogs and social media.

Application to the programs is completed through Marshall University’s Graduate College. Further information and an online application may be found online at