The journalism program begins in the fall semester only.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The suggested deadlines are:
- Domestic applicants — On or before July 30 (however we will accept applications beyond that)
- International applicants — April 30
The School of Communications invites applications from prospective students who wish to pursue the professional practice of journalism. Recent graduates of a bachelor’s degree program outside of the communications or journalism fields are welcome to apply, as are prospective students who are presently working and wish to either shift careers or enhance their professional standing.
Those applicants with a bachelor’s degree outside of the communications or journalism field, and with no previous experience in the field, will be required to complete a two-week “boot camp” prior to enrolling in the fall semester. At no additional cost to the student, the journalism boot camp will provide students with the basic fundamentals of the practice of journalism, preparing them for success in the graduate program.
To be considered for admission to the MS in Journalism program, you must first possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Applicants are required to submit:
- A completed application
- An official transcript
- Two letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf
- A letter of personal intent (approximately 500 words)
- A current resume and a portfolio of relevant writing or work samples (i.e., college papers, videos, audio clips or published work of any kind)
Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. It is your responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received prior to the stated admissions deadline.
Dual-Degree (4+1) and Accelerated Dual-Degree (3+1) Programs
Students have the opportunity to combine one of our undergraduate bachelor's degrees with a master's degree through the accelerated dual-degree (3+1) and dual-degree (4+1) programs. There are separate application processes for these programs.
Learn more about these programs:
Accelerated Dual-Degree BA or BFA/MA or MS Program (3+1)
Communications Dual-Degree Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program (4+1)