The Cooperation Agreement between Ohio University, Athens (USA) and Leipzig University (Germany), signed by the presidents of both universities in January 2015, regulates and specifies the academic regulations of the Double Master’s Program “Master of Arts in Global Mass Communication” and “Master of Science in Journalism”.
Students enrolled in the program attend courses at both universities. Students typically spend three out of four semesters at their home university. All students begin at their respective home university before they will be going abroad in their third semester to study at the partner institution, where the language of instruction is English.
The Cooperation Agreement also regulates and guarantees the curriculum (see appendix) of both cohorts. For a more detailed overview, 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).
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) credits are not identical with credit hours (crh) as used at U.S. institutions. Due to the inherent differences, a direct equivalence is not possible. A rule of thumb is that one U.S. credit hour equals between 2 and 4 ECTS credits, depending on course content, meeting frequency, and invested time.