Multimodal Literacy for Global Impact (MA)


Effective 1 June 2019 through 31 May 2020

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program is offered by the School of Education, and is available online only.

Program Description

This master of arts degree is designed for students that are interested in integrating the areas of multimodal literacy to design an educational program for global impact. The degree is grounded in the theory that various forms of communication skills, along with strategic communications, are needed in order to promote the exchange of new and promising educational and entrepreneurship programs around the world. This particular degree would be helpful for students that are interested in working with various non-profit organizations, business enterprises and national/international agencies to promote educational programs for global impact. Six credit hours of electives can be selected as long as they are at the 5000-level or above.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Integrate the use of visual media and Interpersonal communication skills for the design and promotion of educational programs.
  • Apply an understanding of various languages and cultures in the design and implementation of educational programs.
  • Integrate the appropriate forms of technology into the design and delivery of educational programs.
  • Integrate the various forms of media communications within an international context to promote and deliver effective educational programs.


The 33 credit hours required for this degree include the following courses (27 hours), plus 6 hours of electives:

  • COMM 5199 Teaching Writing (3 hours)
  • COMM 5270 Visual Communications (3 hours)
  • COMM 5290 Interpersonal Communications (3 hours)
  • COMM 5350 Language and Culture (3 hours)
  • COMM 5631 Literacies and Technology (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5000 Media Communications (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5310 Media and Culture (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5360 International Communications (3 hours)
  • MEDC 5370 International Media Literacy (3 hours)


Students who are interested in applying to this degree program should also see the Admission section of this catalog for general requirements.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate grade point average at least a 2.5 GPA.
  • Official transcripts of previous undergraduate coursework.
  • Essay: What motivated you to seek this program? Based on the degree's program description and candidate learning outcomes, how do you think your participation in this program will help you accomplish your personal and professional goals?

Send all admissions materials to:

Webster University
Office of Admission
470 East Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Completed application files will be reviewed by the Graduate Department of Education.

Advancement to Candidacy

Automatic advancement to candidacy based on 12 credit hours of 3.0 GPA graduate level courses in the multimodal literacy for global impact program.