Here we are late in 2013 and there is no question that the world of communications and marketing has changed irrevocably forever. Social media is playing a fundamental role in how we are evolving into a more networked, although some might argue less coherent society.
The question then becomes how will other industries stay current and utilize the latest advancement’s. It only makes sense to provide an advanced degree in a university for social media, however like all trail blazers and trend setters, there will always be skeptics out there. What do you think? Is an advanced degree in social media worth it?
From the article.
When the University of Florida announced in June that it was launching the first-ever master’s degree program in social media in the U.S., the school faced no shortage of nonplussed critics.
Still, it’s 2013, and job seekers surely want to have something more tangible on their résumés’ skills sections than “proficiency in Microsoft Excel.” But can post-grad education in, well, using iPhone apps really prop you up for a cushy media gig?
Blythe Duckworth, 28, who is now in her second semester in the 33-credit-hour, $27,000 program, spoke with BuzzFeed about just what you learn in an advanced social media degree, anyway.
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