University of Ottawa professor says ‘mass media degree’ doesn’t really qualify
The degree is only available to those who can complete a 12-month thesis or a five-year thesis.
University of Ottawa associate professor of media studies Dr. Rami S. Alseddiq said that a “mass media” degree isn’t necessarily the same thing as a “professional degree.”
“It’s not about having a PhD or something, it’s about what’s your research on?
What’s your writing on?
“There are a lot of graduate students who study it and it’s one of the most valuable things you can do in the life of the university.” “
Thesis research is the most important thing, and you can only do it as long as you are writing a thesis,” he said.
“There are a lot of graduate students who study it and it’s one of the most valuable things you can do in the life of the university.”
The university said the “massmedia degree” is not offered for students who are pursuing their doctorate, although the program has been in place for some time.
“The program is designed to support those students who have completed their PhDs,” a university spokesperson said in an email.
“If you are currently pursuing your Doctor of Philosophy, you may be eligible for a M.A. in Media Studies.”
But what about those who are taking an undergraduate degree?
Alseddiqu said there’s no requirement that a student need have an M.
Ed. in media studies to be eligible.
“The M.E. in a degree in media is not necessary to graduate with a PhD,” he told CBC News.
“It doesn’t require an MEd in media, it just needs to be relevant to the content of the thesis.”