Computer Science BS/Journalism and Mass Communication MA(Emerging Media)(non-thesis)

The Emerging Media Masters concentration focuses on the intersection of technology and design, allowing individuals to explore the various facets, roles, and applications of emerging media across an array of disciplines and careers. The Emerging Media Masters program focuses heavily on interactive digital media through a project-based curriculum and encompasses the following: design, development, digital storytelling, brand identity, user research, product ideation, project management, emerging technologies.

Admission to Program

After consulting with their undergraduate advisor and the Emerging Media Faculty Advisor, students will submit an Emerging Media Double Dawgs Advising Form to the Emerging Media Faculty Advisor. Students can apply to the Double Dawg pathway as early as freshman year. The latest students can commit to the pathway is the second-semester of junior year. Student must have at least three semesters before intended undergraduate graduation to fulfill Double Dawg requirements.

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

1 CSCI Courses on the 6000 level (CSCI 6050, 6060, 6070, 6800, 6810, 6830) and 2 NMIX Courses (NMIX 6310 or NMIX 7110, NMIX 6111).

Note:
The CSCI 6000-level course selected will fulfill an undergraduate CSCI major elective requirement; either 4 hours of the “12 hours of Computer Science Courses” requirement or it will fulfill the “Applications Design Group Course” requirement if CSCI 6050 is chosen.

The two NMIX courses (NMIX 6310 or NMIX 7110, and NMIX 6111) do not fulfill undergraduate CSCI major elective requirements. Instead, they fulfill upper-division general elective requirements for the 39-hour rule in the undergraduate program.

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

Nine additional courses are required to complete the graduate degree portion of this dual degree program: JRMC 7010, JRMC 7011, JRMC 7012, JRMC 7015, JRMC 8016, and 4 electives. Further information on curriculum, including elective offerings, can be found at mynmi.net/em.

Admission to Graduate Program

Student will formally apply to the Graduate School by March 1 of their undergraduate graduation year. At that time, student will also submit supplemental application materials to the Grady Graduate Office, which will include a form indicating their desired MA concentration and a short statement of purpose.

In order to qualify for the program, students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and have three positive recommendation letters.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Leah Moss
  • Email: leahmoss@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4764
  • Address: 403D Journalism, Athens, GA 30602

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Computer Science B.S.
  • Department/College: Computer Science

Advising Contact

  • Name: Christina Rowland
  • Email: christina@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-1412
  • Address: 216 Boyd GSRC, Athens, GA 30602

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Journalism and Mass Communication M.A.
  • Department/College: Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Advising Contact

  • Name: Leah Moss
  • Email: leahmoss@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4764
  • Address: 403D Journalism, Athens, GA 30602