Master of Communications & Media Management

CSU's Communications and Media Management (M.C.M.M.) program delivers a powerful learning experience for professionals seeking to advance into a leadership role or pursue new career opportunities. This program is operated through CSU Online, but does require synchronous lecture attendance on Zoom.

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Students must successfully complete 30 credits of required and elective coursework to earn this degree. Courses include experiences like guest speakers, case studies, and group work through synchronous online lectures. For more information about required course work and other program requirements, see CSU Online’s website.

Academic Program Offerings


Colorado State University and the JMC department are committed to helping students achieve their educational goals. Several types of financial assistance are available.

How to Apply

Start your application online through the CSU Graduate School website.

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Career Outcomes

The rapid rate of technological change in media technology has created a need for ongoing learning and the acquisition of new multimedia knowledge and management skills.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of media and communication occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about 27,400 new jobs. Demand for media and communication occupations should stem from the need to create, edit, translate, and disseminate information through a variety of different platforms."

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Careers in Communications Span Many Industries

Communication experts are needed in virtually every organization and every industry, including:

  • Banking and finance
  • Education
  • Entertainment and mass media
  • Federal, state, and local government
  • Healthcare and human services
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Nonprofit/NGO
  • Real estate and commercial development
  • Retail and ecommerce
  • Travel, tourism, and hospitality

Examples of job roles communications experts may seek include:

  • Communications manager or director
  • Media producer
  • Multimedia production manager
  • Manager or director of public relations
  • Digital promotions manager
  • Community/social media manager