Southern University To Drop Its Mass Communications Master's Degree

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Friday, October 26, 2012

The Louisiana Board of Regents on Wednesday gave Southern University permission to drop its master of arts in mass communication degree in a budget-cutting move that provoked the ire of faculty when the idea was first floated months ago.

The regents set policy for Louisiana’s public colleges and universities.

Karen Denby, regents associate commissioner for academic affairs, explained that Southern’s mass communication master’s degree was recently denied reaccreditation by a national organization earlier this year, while the bachelor’s program was conditionally approved.

Terminating the master’s program “was the right decision,” Denby said.

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