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 Requirement

JRNL 6340Fundamentals of Digital Journalism4


Complete one of the following two tracks:

Professional Track

JRNL 6200Enterprise Reporting 14
JRNL 6201Enterprise Reporting 24
JRNL 6202Perspective on Journalism Ethics4

Media Innovation Track 

JRNL 6306Media Innovation Studio 14
JRNL 6307Media Innovation Studio 24
JRNL 6341Telling Your Story with Data4


Complete 20 semester hours from the following areas:20
JRNL 5309 to JRNL 7976
Courses from other disciplines may be taken in consultation with your faculty advisor.
No more than two courses outside of CAMD may be taken.

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

36 total semester hours required 
Minimum 3.000 GPA required

 Professional Track: Sample Two Years with Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 61001JRNL 62014Vacation0Co-op0
JRNL 62004JRNL 62024  
JRNL 63404Elective 24  
Elective 14   
 13 12 0 0
Year 2
Co-op0Eletive 34  
 Elective 44  
 Elective 54  
 0 12  
Total Hours: 37

Media Innovation Track: Sample One-and-a-Half Years with No Co-op

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
JRNL 63404JRNL 63064Vacation0Vacation0
JRNL 63414Elective 24  
Elective 14Elective 34  
 12 12 0 0
Year 2
JRNL 63074   
Elective 44   
Elective 54   
Total Hours: 36