Master of Science in Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications
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Admission is based primarily on the student’s undergraduate record, references, writing samples, and their personal experience. Applicants who have baccalaureate degrees in journalism, as well as those with no academic or professional background in journalism, are eligible to apply for the online Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications (DIMC) course of study.
Students may enter the Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications program in the fall or summer semesters. Applicants to the Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications program may apply for fall admission by the deadline of June 1. The application deadline for the summer, which begins in June, is the preceding February 1.
Applications can be considered only after these items have been submitted:
- Application Deadline: June 1
- One official transcript of all college-level courses. (from each college attended) Expected GPA: 3.0 or above. Submit to email@example.com
- A current resume
- Three letters of reference from persons familiar with the student’s academic or professional work or potential for graduate study
- Applicants must also submit three writing samples or samples of professional work that reflect your years of experience
- A personal statement of objectives
- Students whose native language is not English must follow the policy for English Proficiency Requirements for Admission to Graduate Study.
- International students are required to submit evidence of financial support
Submit your graduate application online. Applicants to the Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications program should send official transcripts of all college and university course work to Graduate Admissions (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the school:
The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Attn: Graduate Advisor
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Our online master's program in Digital and Integrated Marketing Communications trains graduates to build skills in digital marketing disciplines while also offering strategic marketing communications curriculum from a managerial perspective. With courses offered in Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy and Integrated Marketing Communications, students can advance their careers as working professionals. The master's degree is earned by completing 30 credit hours, or students may choose to earn a certificate in social media (15 credit hours). Students may work on this certificate independently, building credentials before they elect to complete the full master's degree. All classes are online.
The program starts with Marketing Fundamentals. The course is designed to provide a fundamental understanding of marketing theory and process and how these theories relate to Integrated Marketing Communications. Specific focus will be spent on the marketing environment, the marketing mix, market segmentation, planning, execution and measurement. As part of the class, students will learn the components of a marketing plan and how to develop a plan based on specific quantifiable corporate objectives.
|JMC 810||Crisis Communications||3|
|JMC 820||Marketing Fundamentals||3|
|JMC 822||Digital Marketing Analytics||3|
|JMC 823||Branding in Marketing Communications||3|
|JMC 825||Relationship Marketing||3|
|JMC 829||Marketing Communications Research||3|
|JMC 830||Web 3.0 and User X||3|
|JMC 832||Leadership and Management in Marketing Communications||3|
|JMC 835||Search Engine Optimization/Search Engine Marketing (SEO/SEM)||3|
|JMC 836||Digital Marketing Compliance/Privacy/Legal||3|
|JMC 838||Capstone Project in Digital Marketing||3|
|JMC 850||Capstone in Marketing Communications||3|
|JMC 865||Analyzing Audiences||3|
|JMC 866||Social Media Strategy||3|
|JMC 867||Social Media Metrics||3|
|JMC 868||Information in Context||3|