Journalism Master's Program

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"This program is like a reset button...in the end you have all the tools you need to be an extraordinary journalist."

Want to do something unique and different?

The School of Journalism and Communication’s Professional Journalism Master’s Program is looking for inquisitive, highly motivated, and forward thinking individuals who are interested in making a difference in their communities and society at large. If this is you, we are here to provide you with the skills you need to achieve your professional goals.

Our Professional Journalism Master’s Program offers a 12-to-15 month program designed for those holding bachelor’s degrees, but who have little or no academic or professional journalistic or media background. Graduate students in this program will acquire professional skills within a vibrant intellectual context. NOTE: This is a full-time program beginning in summer term, generally the third week in June, not fall.

This intense program begins with summer immersion courses that will provide students with a solid background in the skills needed for advanced graduate course work. This is followed by at least three quarters of course work, culminating in either the creation of a top notch professional project or a substantive internship.

The Graduate Affairs Committee carefully considers applicants to determine their readiness for our graduate curriculum. 

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Typical Course Flow for Professional Master's

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