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Master of Science in Journalism

Find new ways to tell the stories society needs

Expand Your Skills in Journalism Fundamentals:



Storytelling - across traditional and digital platforms

Help Address Society's Emerging Needs:

Data analysis and visualization

Solutions-based journalism

Principles of inclusive engagement


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33-credit Master of Science in Journalism

Tell the stories we need to understand our world, engage with each other respectfully, and improve our society.

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Application materials

CV or Resume

Official Transcripts
(Minimum: Bachelor's degree and 3.0 GPA)

Personal Statement
(500 words)

Two Writing Samples
(academic and/or creative text/audio/visual content)

Three Letters of Recommendation

Test Scores
TOEFL required for international applicants
GRE optional


Early Decision for Fall Enrollment
March 1

International Students for Fall Enrollment
March 1

Regular Deadline
April 15
Domestic applicants only


Earn your degree on campus or online - whatever's best for you.

Our modern approach to journalism emphasizes true community engagement

Designed for professional or aspiring journalists, you'll expand your skills in telling the stories that highlight real, growing and overlooked needs in communities and society.

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In classes, you will learn to:

  • Engage and integrate authentic voices from every corner of the community
  • Uphold journalistic ethics, integrity and a commitment to transparency
  • Examine data and use it to tell a story accurately and dynamically

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Required Courses

(24 credits)

JRN 510: Reporting & Writing for Journalism

JRN 520: Multimedia Journalism

JRN 521: Solutions Journalism

JRN 560: Graduate Internship

JRN 577: Communication Law & Ethics

JRN 583: Principles of Inclusive Engagement

JRN 600: Master's Project in Journalism

JRN 615: Data Storytelling

Sample Electives

(9 credits)

JRN 530: The Big Story

COM 575: Special Topics in Science Communication

COM 585: Communicating Science and Health Risks to the Public

JRN 590: Special Topics in Journalism

JRN 603: Storytelling & Narrative Design

COM 605: Environmental Communication