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Global Media

Master of Arts


of All Higher-Ed Institutions

-Center for World University Rankings, 2022


In Best Value Among Arizona's Public Universities

- Payscale, 2022

Quick Facts

Credits Required: 31
Cost Per Credit: $650

College of Social And Behavioral Sciences

Program Details

Examine how various forms of media connect the global community to modern challenges like climate change, poverty, inequality, disease, political discord and record numbers of refugees. Through this program, you will develop a deep professional knowledge of the diversity of influences on media in a global environment and prepare to meet the grand challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The program consists of three required courses, accompanied by a series of electives and a capstone project or report designed to fit your unique professional goals. Every step of the way, you will study with esteemed faculty who have worked for media and other organizations around the world. Coursework will focus on comparative media systems, practices, values and laws that influence political, cultural, social and economic institutions globally. Throughout the program, analytical skills are coupled with conceptual knowledge of real-time and emerging issues and ways to address them.

Upon completion, you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to step into high-level jobs in nonprofits, think tanks, government, politics, intergovernmental agencies and other organizations that require sophisticated writing, analytical, verbal, digital and research skills.

Visit the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Studies of Global Media MA site.

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.


The curriculum for this program includes:

GLO 535: Media Ethics and Representation in a Global Context
GLO 540: Freedom of Expression & the Right to Information
GLO 560: Disinformation & Information Security in a Global Media Context



Earning your Master of Arts in Global Media will build core skills, including:

  • Critical thinking
  • Cultural understanding
  • Data analysis
  • Digital risks and security
  • Ethical decision making
  • Global media rights
  • Intercultural communication
  • Leadership
  • Media literacy
  • Program evaluation
  • Project development
  • Research