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Technology has made it easier than ever before to disseminate information to large audiences. Communication professionals need to be tech-savvy, innovative, and responsible in order to make their voices heard. Loyola University New Orleans’ award-winning School of Mass Communication offers an online bachelor’s degree that prepares students to become intellectual, artistic, and ethical leaders in the rapidly growing information environment.

The online degree in mass communication focuses on a core curriculum of media writing, digital communication, and ethics, but your program of study is customized to align with your passion. In addition to completing core requirements, students complete a sequence of courses within a specific communication subfield, including:

  • Journalism
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Visual communication

Specialize your degree even further by choosing electives in an area that fits your interests, such as photography, sports promotion, or nonprofit communication. This 100% online program is designed to be both rigorous and flexible, fitting into your busy lifestyle while preparing you for a successful career in the mass communication field.

Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), the School of Mass Communication at Loyola University New Orleans boasts a job placement rate well above the national average. As a student in the online mass communication program, you will have access to the same outstanding School of Mass Communication faculty and student resources as on-campus students.

The online Bachelor of Mass Communication degree program provides a foundation in mass communication principles and practices, as well as the opportunity to specialize. You will graduate with a thorough understanding of the core competencies of mass communication, expertise in a specific subfield, and real-world internship experience. You will also have a well-rounded résumé and digital portfolio that showcase your experience in writing, social media, videography, photography, and campaign work.

Upon graduation, you will be prepared for a career in a number of growing, high-demand fields, including:

  • Social media management
  • TV and film production
  • Public relations
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Digital marketing

Loyola University New Orleans is a private, accredited, Jesuit university open to students of all faiths. Since it was chartered as a university in 1912, Loyola has established a reputation for excellence founded on the principles of disciplined studies and educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our campus and online degree programs focus on developing all of a student’s talents to the fullest.

Loyola graduates are innovators, entrepreneurs, and free thinkers, poised to begin successful careers and make a positive impact on the world. In fact, 87% of Loyola graduates are employed within their career field or in advanced study within six months of graduating. By enrolling in one of Loyola’s new online degree programs, you join a long tradition of scholarly excellence on a schedule that fits your busy lifestyle.

Recent accolades for Loyola University New Orleans include:

  • #10 "Best Regional Universities of the South," US News & World Report
  • #12 "Best Value" in the South, US News & World Report
  • #4 in the region for diversity, US News & World Report
  • MONEY Magazine's "Best Colleges for Your Money"
  • #11 “Best Regional Southern Universities,” College Choice

At Loyola University New Orleans, we believe that higher education is an investment in yourself, and we want to make that investment as affordable as possible. We offer a variety of financial aid options to help you take the next step in your career.

Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is easier than you think. A large percentage of Loyola students receive some form of financial aid, including:

  • Federal Loans: Students enrolled at least half time are eligible for the Federal Direct Student Loan Program, which means that they can borrow subsidized or unsubsidized loans based on need. Parents of a dependent, undergraduate student may also qualify for these federal loans to pay for the student’s education.
  • Private Loans: There are also various private loan options available to students or their parents to pay for education.
  • Grants: Federal Pell Grants are available to qualifying students. The amount of aid awarded is based on financial need, cost of attendance, credits per semester, and various other factors. Additional federal or state grants might be available to students based on eligibility.

Our friendly staff will work with you one-on-one to help you understand your options and check your eligibility. Students should complete the FAFSA as early as possible after January 1 in order to be considered for all types of financial aid.

Employer Reimbursement

Loyola accepts tuition reimbursement from students whose employers offer that benefit.

Veterans Benefits

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several programs designed to support veterans and provide greater access to higher education – including the Post 9/11 program and the Yellow Ribbon program. Contact us to learn more about the financial aid resources Loyola makes available to eligible veterans.

Loyola University New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Loyola University New Orleans.

Accreditation by SACSCOC signifies that Loyola meets key criteria that support a quality education. These key criteria include having a clearly-defined mission, the resources to ensure the mission is being met, and measurable educational objectives aligned with its mission.

The School of Mass Communication is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC). ACEJMC is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities. Loyola is now the first Jesuit institution and the first school in the state of Louisiana to hold both ACEJMC accreditation and the Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR), which is bestowed by the Public Relations Society of America.

At Loyola University New Orleans, we value the ideals of service and discipline, which is why we are proud to assist veterans and service members in the completion of their degrees. In fact, Loyola was ranked #8 in US News and World Report’s 2016 “Best Colleges for Veterans (South)” list. Loyola University New Orleans has also been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, a designation awarded to the schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students. Speak with one of our staff to learn more about the variety of resources available to veterans and military students.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Loyola University New Orleans participates in several different programs for students who are eligible for benefits. The most popular program is the Post 9/11 program. If you are 100% eligible, you will receive $26,671 annually in tuition and fees. If you utilize this amount, you will be eligible for Yellow Ribbon. Loyola will provide up to $12,000, which Veterans Affairs will match. You may also be eligible for a monthly basic housing stipend with a value of up to $1,000 per year.

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