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New Social Media Course Starts At Marshall

Reported by: Send eMail Roger Harvey
Reported: Jul. 9, 2014 3:46 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 9, 2014 4:03 PM EDT
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Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia

Social media is not just for liking someone's photo or retweeting a tweet, it can also serve as a beneficial tool for your future.

Beginning this fall a new, online graduate program at Marshall University will teach students to use social media as an instrument for their careers.

The 30-credit-hour program will teach students the skills necessary for the mass communications industry.

Students will study, write, design and produce digital work that will be distributed through emerging technology.

The three-semester project lets students tailor the program to meet their individual needs and interests.

Dr. Robert Rabe, graduate coordinator for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, said this opens up opportunities preparing for the new world of technology in which we live.

“We are excited to begin offering this new online master’s degree that will allow students the flexibility and innovative coursework to meet the demands of the 21st century mass media,” Rabe said.

Marshall communications said social networks can be used to boost networking along with creating a professional, online brand for employers to easily see.

For more information about the program, visit Marshall University's website by clicking here.



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