Learning to work both on and off camera and from diverse platforms, you’ll report, shoot, edit and write news pieces using a variety of technologically sophisticated equipment. With a focus on broadcast and digital journalism, this program prepares you for a successful career in local, cable or network news, or as a reporter for digital media. You’ll develop research and reporting skills, hone multimedia techniques and learn about professional journalism practices and ethical standards.
Our Ed McMahon Mass Communications Center includes a high-definition studio, HD and Ultra HD (4K) editing suites and other equipment designed to support both studio and remote productions, while our faculty and instructors, many working in the field, bring practical experience and modern approaches to the classroom. We also give you the flexibility of taking a blend of on-campus and online courses.
Quinnipiac was rated a Top 10 school for media professionals by LinkedIn, due in large part to the success our alumni have in the industry. Our alumni are working at CNN, ESPN and every major broadcast network.
Curriculum and Requirements
MS in Journalism Curriculum
Students must complete 36 credits for the master of science in journalism. Full-time students can complete the program in one calendar year. Part-time students can do it in two.
Program of Study
|JRN 503||Analytics for News Reporting||3|
|JRN 504||Multimedia Reporting||3|
|JRN 521||Audio Storytelling||3|
|JRN 524||Broadcast Journalism||3|
|JRN 528||Information Graphics and Design||3|
|JRN 539||History of Journalism||3|
|JRN 552||Media Law & Ethics||3|
|JRN 575||Critical Issues in Journalism||3|
|JRN 580||Investigative Reporting||3|
|JRN 590||Newsroom Clinical (SPS 490)||3|
|JRN 601||Master's Project||3|
|or JRN 602||Thesis|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Special Topics in Journalism|
|Independent Study (ICM530)|
Students may take any course as an elective in any School of Communications graduate program with permission of the program director. 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.
The School of Communications invites applications from prospective students who wish to pursue the professional practice of journalism. Recent graduates of a bachelor's 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. To be considered for admission to the MS in Journalism you must first possess a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, and accepted for the fall semester only.
We require 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) with your application. For admissions information and application instructions contact The Office of Graduate Admissions, or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quinnipiac students may apply for provisional acceptance to the combined BA, or BS/MS in Journalism during the second semester of your junior year. If accepted, you take 6 credits of graduate courses during your senior year, beginning in the fall semester, and complete a Master’s degree in one year after graduating. A four year combined degree (3+1) is also available. Contact undergraduate admissions for information.
Journalism programs begin in the fall semester only.
Jul.30th: Fall semester deadline for domestic applicants
Apr.30th: Fall semester deadline for international applicants
Mar.15th: Deadline for combined bachelor’s/master’s public relations and journalism programs