Explore the media industry and innovative communication methods with the online degree in Communication & Mass Media from Southeastern University.

With course work focused on public relations, public speaking, intercultural communication, digital marketing and more, our online mass communications degree will teach you to effectively present information to the public through different mediums. Led by faculty who have real-world industry experience, you will study how to use advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills to produce compelling digital designs and digital marketing campaigns. This degree will prepare you for success in a variety of fields, including journalism, public relations, social media marketing, public relations campaign management and digital marketing. Through the faith-based program’s fully online format, you’ll be able to complete your studies anywhere during your own time. As you discover how to blend your God-given talents with your calling, you’ll gain the skills you need to succeed and make an impact for Christ in all that you do.

The online communications degree teaches you how to connect with others in a profound way and become a competent storyteller. You’ll explore how to write for print, documentaries, broadcast, online journalism, public relations and advertising while perfecting your skills in interviewing, research and copy editing. Through your studies, you’ll gain understanding of the impact and effects of mass communication on different cultures, as well as mass communication law and the First Amendment.

Through different elective options, our online mass communications degree teaches you how to expand your communication skills for international work, including the opportunity to study abroad for communication or photojournalism. The technical skills electives give you the chance to expand your digital design knowledge and abilities, or you can choose to focus on photography, digital layouts, digital marketing and analytics, web design and more.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

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Courses and Requirements

With a total of 120 credits of study, our online mass communications degree includes 56 credits of general education courses. The communication and mass media major core consists of 40 credits, with 25 credits in communication core studies. The 40 credits also includes six credits of broadening electives and nine credits of technical skills electives. Finally, 24 credits of undergraduate-level elective courses are required for the online program.


Courses required to complete the program.

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How to Apply

When applying to SEU’s online mass communications degree, you will need:

  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcripts or GED test scores (if applicable)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Biographical essay
  • Personal reference form
  • ACT or SAT scores (if applicable)

Tuition and Fees

Component Cost Total*
Tuition $390 per credit hour $46,800
Technology Fee $150 per semester $1,200
General Student Fee $150 per semester $1,200
Totals $49,200

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Fees are charged per semester unless otherwise noted. This program takes an estimated two to eight semesters to complete, depending on transfer credits. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 866.858.6290 or request more information.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. Books and materials are not included and may cost up to an additional $5,500.

Financial Aid

At SEU, we want to help make your online education even more affordable, so we offer a variety of financial aid options. About 98 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid, and we have multiple payment options available.

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Career Outcomes

The online communications degree gives you the right credentials for several careers in the industry, such as:

  • Digital Marketer
  • Digital Designer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Communication Consultant
  • Campaign Manager
  • Social Media Specialist

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Benefits of Learning Online

By studying online with SEU, you’ll experience the luxury of being able to complete your course work during your own time, wherever you may be.

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