Graduate School Bulletin

Fall 2023

Program Description

The Master of Science in Journalism prepares students to tell the stories society needs to understand and combat the significant challenges facing people and the planet. This program takes a modern approach to journalism, offering students firm grounding in solutions journalism, where they become media professionals who understand and are committed to working within and among the communities they cover. They will take classes that that help them develop targeted, meaningful stories for a variety of digital platforms such as online news outlets, social media, and mobile applications. They will gain an understanding of media law and fully engage with journalistic ethics defined by the Society of Professional Journalists. They will learn to how to use data to find and tell stories in ways that are accurate and engaging. Underpinning all of these skills, students will learn to question their own biases and recognize how their experiences shape how they see and interact with individuals and societies.

Designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population, this program welcomes students who are new to journalism, recent graduates, and working media professionals seeking to advance their skills and their careers. Students will learn from a diverse faculty, including leading journalists, Pulitzer-Prize winners, foreign correspondents, and experts in audience engagement and innovation. They will have access to a two-story newsroom, state-of-the-art broadcast studio and control room, and an innovative podcasting studio, to practice and hone their skills. They will complete professional capstone projects and network with industry professionals working in and around Long Island and New York City.

The Master of Science in Journalism is designed to meet programmatic outcomes that are outlined in the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC)’s professional values and competencies. For more information about ACEJMC competencies, please visit their website at