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Master of Science in Journalism

Find new ways to tell the stories society needs


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33-credit M.S. in Journalism

Tell stories that help us understand the world, engage with others respectfully, and improve society.

Write the first draft of history.

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 approach to journalism emphasizes community engagement

Designed for professional or aspiring journalists, you'll build storytelling skills to highlight real, growing and overlooked needs in communities and society.

Explore Degree Requirements

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


Required Courses

(18 credits)

Reporting & Writing for Journalism

Multimedia Journalism

Solutions Journalism

Communication Law & Ethics

Principles of Inclusive Engagement

Master's Project in Journalism

Sample Electives

(9 credits)

The Big Story

Independent Study

Graduate Internship

Special Topics in Journalism

Storytelling & Narrative Design

Data-Driven Storytelling