MS in Journalism Curriculum
The MS in Journalism is offered in collaboration with the College of Arts and Sciences. In the School of Communications, students receive journalism-specific theoretical grounding and skills-based instruction. Once matriculated, students must choose an area of inquiry. In collaboration with their academic adviser, students design a course of study that uses elective courses—selected from a pre-approved menu—to deepen their understanding of particular areas of interest.
To earn the master’s degree, students must complete 30 credits with a minimum 3.00 GPA and no grade less than a C. Any course with a grade of less than C must be retaken. Full-time students can complete the program in two semesters and one summer term.
Program of Study
|Required Courses 1
|Reporting and Fact-Checking
|Digital News Production
|Media Law and Ethics
|The capstone is a two-semester course that culminates with a professional quality master's project.
|Students will select four courses in a concentration they will determine with their adviser. Students may take other electives with permission of their adviser. Electives are offered on an as-needed basis and may not be available during a given student’s program of study.
Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.
Examples of concentrations include, but are not limited to:
|Arts and Cultural Reporting
|Criminal Justice Reporting
|Race and Social Justice Reporting
Contact the Graduate Journalism Director for more information, corresponding courses and more.