Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

(a) Objective: 
Master of Social Science (MSS) in Journalism and Mass Communication is a contemporary, critical and applied course of study. The program is designed in a way to provide the students with a comprehensive grounding in the theories, skills and research necessary for proper analyzing, understanding and working in various mass media and communication contents. 

(b) Admission Eligibility: 
Graduates having BA/BSS/ BCom/ BSc or equivalent degree may apply for admission into MSS in Journalism and Mass Communication Course.

(c) Duration of the Program: 
Masters of Social Science (MSS) in Journalism and Mass Communication programme is spread over 2 (two) academic years known as ‘Previous’ and ‘Final’ and 6 (six) semesters. Each semester will be of 4 (four) months duration. The schedule for one academic year will be as follows:

Description Semester Duration
Semester-I Spring  January – April
Semester-II Summer May – August
Semester-III Fall  September – December

(d) Grading System:

Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
80% and above A + (Plus) 4.00
75% to less than 80% A (Regular) 3.75
70% to less than 75% A – (Minus) 3.50
65% to less than 70% B + (Plus) 3.25
60% to less than 65% B 3.00
55% to less than 60% B - (Minus) 2.75
50% to less than 55% C + (Plus) 2.50
45% to less than 50% C (Regular) 2.25
40% to less than 45% D 2.00
Less than 40% F 0.00

(e). Internal Evaluation System

Particulars Allocation of marks
Class attendance
Assignment
Presentation (Mandatory)
4 Quizzes 
Midterm Test
0.25 X 28 classes = 07
 05
 08
 15
 25
Total during semester
Final Examination
 60
 40
Total Marks 100

 

(f) Procedure for Graduation: 
To obtain the Master of Social Science (MSS) in Journalism and Mass Communication degree a student will have to complete 60 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.00. If any student fails in any course he/she will get the opportunity to improve the grade by retaking the same in the subsequent semester.

(g) Structure of Courses: 
The program consists of compulsory 57 credit hours.
Thesis/ Project/ Internship 3 credit hours
Total 60 credit hours


Course outline of two-year Master of Social Science (MSS) Program in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Sl. No. Year Semester Course Code Course Title Credit
1 Previous 1st JMC 401  Concepts of Communication and Media 3
3 1st JMC 402  Concepts of Journalism 3
3 1st JMC 403  Bangla Fundamentals 3
4 2nd JMC 404  English (Language Composition) 3
5 2nd JMC 405  News Gathering and Writing 3
6 2nd  JMC 406  Introduction to Computer 3
7 2nd JMC 407  Sub-editing 3
8  3rd JMC 408  Reporting for Media 3
9 3rd JMC 409  Media Laws and Ethics 3
10

3rd 

(Optional any one)

JMC 410  Broadcast Journalism (Theory & Practice) 3
  JMC 411  Feature and Creative Writing 3

Total

1 Year

3 Semesters

   

30

 

Sl. No. Year Semester Course Code Course Title Credit

1

Final 4th JMC 501 Review on Communication Theories 3

3

4th JMC 502 Advanced Reporting for Media 3

3

4th JMC 503 Media Economics and Management 3

4

5th JMC 504 Audience Research and Content Analysis 3

5

5th JMC 505 Newspaper Design Skill and Production (Theory & Practice) 3

6

5th
 (Optional any one)
JMC 506 Health and Population Communication 3
JMC 507 Contemporary American Journalism 3
JMC 508 Communication Policy and Planning 3

7

6th JMC 509 Public Relations 3

8

6th 
 (Optional any two)
JMC 510 Communication Issues in Bangladesh 3

9

JMC 511   TV Script, Production and Editing (Theory & Practice) 3

10

JMC 512 Advertising and Media Campaign (Theory & Practice) 3

11

6th JMC 520 Dissertation / Project / Internship 3

Total

2 Years 3 Semesters     30

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