Department of Journalism and Mass Communication

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About the Program

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at Daffodil International University (DIU) is the right choice to start exploring the profession and learn the skills and philosophy of the profession from veterans of media and communication. The experienced and highly trained teachers in the department make sure that students learn how to report and communicate news, create ads, produce video and audio for both radio and TV, shoot photos, with all forms of new media technology, and publish them on all platforms. Our syllabus is designed on the guidelines provided by UNESCO.


The Master of Social Science (MSS) program in Journalism and Mass Communication is a contemporary, critical and applied course of study. The program is designed in such a way as to provide the students with a comprehensive grounding in the theories, skills and research necessary for understanding and working in various Mass Media and Communication areas.

Duration of the Program:

Master of Social Science (MSS) in Mass Communication & Journalism is a one-year program spread over 3 (three) semesters. Each semester is of 4 (four) month’s 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

Students with a 4-years BSS (Hon’s) degree in Journalism and Mass Communication are eligible for enrollment in the one-year Master of Social Science (MSS) in Journalism and Mass Communication program.

Grading System:

Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point Remarks
80% and above A + (Plus) 4.00 Outstanding
75% to less than 80% A (Regular) 3.75 Excellent
70% to less than 75% A – (Minus) 3.50 Very Good
65% to less than 70% B + (Plus) 3.25 Good
60% to less than 65% B 3.00 Satisfactory
55% to less than 60% B - (Minus) 2.75 Above Average
50% to less than 55% C + (Plus) 2.50 Average
45% to less than 50% C (Regular) 2.25 Below Average
40% to less than 45% D 2.00 Pass
Less than 40% F 0.00 Fail

Evaluation Procedure:

Descriptions Remarks
Class attendance 07
3 Quizzes 15
Presentation 08
Assignment 05
Mid-term 25
Final exam 40
Total 100

Procedure for Graduation:
To obtain the Master of Social Science (MSS) in Journalism and Mass Communication degree a student will have to complete 30 credit hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.5. If any student fails in any course, he/she can improve the grade by retaking the same in the subsequent semester.

Structure of Courses:
The program consists of compulsory 24 credit hours and thesis/internship 6 credit hours for a total 30 credit hours. Students have the option to take a 6 credit thesis or dissertation or 2 courses for 6 credits in lieu of thesis/dissertation. The program duration is of three semesters. Each semester is four months long.

One-Year MSS Program Course Outline

1st Semester

Course Code

Course Title


JMC 513

Review of Communication Theories


JMC 514

Advanced Reporting for Media


JMC 515

Media Economics and Management


Total Credits


2nd Semester

Course Code

Course Title


JMC 516

Audience Research and Content Analysis


JMC 517 L

Newspaper Design Skill and Production (Lab)


JMC 518

Health and Population Communication



Contemporary American Journalism



Communication Policy and Planning


Total Credits


3rd Semester

[Students will take JMC 530 (Thesis/Dissertation) for 6 Credits and Two courses for 6 credits in this semester] or, [Students will take total Four Courses for 12 credits]

Course Code

Course Title


JMC 521

Communication Issues in Bangladesh


/JMC 522

Public Relations


JMC 523

TV Script, Production and Editing (Lab)


JMC 524

Computer Programming and Application (Lab)





JMC 530



Total Credits


Grand Total (1st +2nd +3rd Semester)



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