Accelerated B.A. Communication, Multiplatform Journalism Emphasis

Accelerated BA/BS to MA/MS Program

Students accepted into an accelerated undergraduate program may take departmentally approved graduate coursework as part of their undergraduate curriculum.  These credits will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degrees and can fulfill major requirements, upper-division requirements, and/or free electives.  For details on accelerated programs at Idaho State University, please see (Degree Requirements). 

Once accepted into an accelerated degree program, it is strongly recommended for students to stay in close communication with their advisor regarding pursuit of acceptance into the Graduate School and the master's degree program at Idaho State University. Acceptance into an accelerated program during the bachelor's degree program is the first step in the admissions process. A separate application to the Graduate School is necessary for all accelerated programs. For more information regarding application and admission to the Graduate School at Idaho State University, please see the Graduate Admissions section of the graduate catalog (http://coursecat.isu.edu/graduate/graduateadmissions/).

Communication, Multiplatform Journalism Track Accelerated Criteria 

This accelerated program gives outstanding bachelor's degree students in Communication, Corporate Communication Emphasis, Advertising Track a "fast-track" option to pursue graduate-level coursework towards the Master in Arts degree during the last two semesters of undergraduate coursework and count up to 9 credits of that coursework towards completion of the bachelor's degree.  For details on application and admission into the Accelerated program, please see (Communication).

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3- MATH 1123 Recommended3
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

 Major Requirements

Multiplatform Journalism Core
CMP 1110Media Writing3
CMP 2202Photo, Graphic, and Video Editing3
CMP 2209Persuasion3
CMP 2271Television and Video Production3
CMP 3309/5509Communication Inquiry3
CMP 3311Business and Political Reporting3
CMP 3339Web Design3
CMP 4403/5503Mass Communication and Society3
CMP 4410/5510Mass Media History, Law, and Ethics3
Choose 9 credits from the following list of Journalism electives:9
Multiplatform Storytelling
Screenwriting
Documentary Cinema
Feature Writing
Studio-Based Content Creation
Complete 9 credits from other course offerings in the CMP curriculum, at least 3 of which are at the 3000-level or above.9
Students in the accelerated BA to MA program can use a total of nine credits of 5000/6000-level graduate coursework from the Communication, Media, & Persuasion Department in any of these three areas:
Upper division Core Courses
Upper division Journalism Electives
Upper division CMP Electives
Total Credits45

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements45
Upper Division Free Electives9
Free Electives29
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP) 

Master of Arts in Communication