In this unique program, students can simultaneously obtain an international double master’s degree from both Ohio University and Leipzig University. The double degree is particularly attractive for students with a strong interest in global mass communication and journalism.

The double degree program provides up to 5 spots per year for selected students from each university.

While it is possible to complete the double master’s degree program within the normal 2-year period, it may be more feasible by adding another semester at the end to have more time for thesis research and writing, and to avoid submission deadline stress. In their third semester students spend an integrated study abroad semester either at Leipzig University (Ohio students) or at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (Leipzig students) where the language of instruction is English.

/ OHIO UNIVERSITY STUDENTSStipend and Tuition Waiver

Students from Ohio University who receive funding from Ohio University (stipend and tuition waiver) will keep these benefits during their semester in Leipzig, while students who pay for their master’s program will save money because Leipzig University does not require tuition.


Students from Ohio University will take a free, 4-week-long orientation and intensive language course in “survival German” at the beginning of the stay at Leipzig.

/ LEIPZIG UNIVERSITY STUDENTSScholarship and Tuition Waiver

Students from Leipzig University will receive a DAAD scholarship (subject to the allocation of funding) for the study abroad semester: 1075,- € per month, plus additional flight and health insurance. Furthermore, Leipzig students get a tuition waiver by the Ohio University during their semester abroad.


Students from Leipzig University will be prepared for studying abroad with a compact course in "intercultural competences" as well as a course in "scientific English writing" during their second semester.

Leipzig and Ohio Students will have a joint master’s committee consisting of members from Leipzig and Ohio for their thesis. Help will be provided for finding housing by both universities, the program directors, and the respective students overseas.

For further information, please take a look at the official Website of the M.A. Global Mass Communication at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University (Leipzig students) or download the program overview (Ohio students).