Journalism, MA

The School of Journalism offers two pathways in a Master of Arts degree that seeks to prepare students for the challenges faced by legacy and new media in the digital age.

Students new to the field or those with experience can choose programs tailored to help them thrive during this time. Our programs are designed to merge traditional journalism with the latest information technology. Our professional track is designed for those with little or no journalism experience who want to pursue a career in journalism. Our media innovation track is designed for students with previous journalism experience who want to learn digital and multimedia skills.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Core Course

JRNL 6340Fundamentals of Digital Journalism4

Tracks

Complete one of the following two tracks:

Professional Track

Required Course Work
JRNL 6200Enterprise Reporting 14
JRNL 6201Enterprise Reporting 24
JRNL 6202Perspective on Journalism Ethics4
JRNL 6966Practicum4
Electives
Complete 16 semester hours from the following areas:16
Courses from other disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor.

Media Innovation Track 

Required Course Work
JRNL 6306Media Innovation Studio 13
JRNL 6307Media Innovation Studio 23
JRNL 63083
Electives
Complete 20 semester hours from the following areas:20
Courses in the following disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor:
ACCT, BUSN, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MECN, MKTG, MGMT, MGSC, SCHM, STRT, and TECE

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

33 total semester hours required for Media Innovation Track

36 total semester hours required for Professional Track

Minimum 3.000 GPA required