Minor in Professional Experience in Communication

This minor is designed for undergraduate students who wish to augment their main academic program with an intense experiential learning semester in professional and career media. Students attend the Washington Media Institute program in Washington, DC and are taught by Mason faculty, Washington Media Institute leaders and practitioners. Enrollment in the program carries a premium fee added to normal tuition.

The minor is available only to students who are accepted into the program by application to the Department of Communication, and enroll in credits dedicated to the Washington Media Institute Mason Semester, a semester-long program held in Washington Media Institute in Washington, DC.


All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities