The University of Minnesota based in Minneapolis, MN offers a fully funded masters in mass communication. The MA in mass communication is a research-based, academic program designed to prepare students to conduct scholarly research in the field of mass communication. In addition to scholarship and fellowship awards, graduate students may seek positions as research or teaching assistants. Students obtaining assistantships are eligible for resident tuition rates and partial or full tuition waivers depending on their appointment as well as health insurance benefits. MA assistantship stipend support is $18k.