Graduate Programs in Journalism and Media

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We are now accepting applications for fall 2021 graduate admissions.


Fall 2021 deadline: December 1, 2020.

Apply today.

We accept fall admissions only.

Welcome to the Graduate Program

Journalism, communication and information systems have expanded tremendously in the 21st Century, adding new places and new ways people learn about and contribute to news and information while also expanding the ways that media makers such as journalists can report and analyze.

Our graduate program provides a rich breadth of courses, research experiences, and internships for people committed to continuing their education in this ever-evolving field.

Our program has deep ties to the world of news and information practitioners across all media forms, and our graduate degrees offer opportunities to obtain the training and the conceptual depth to better understand the media systems and content that have profound impacts on society.

Our award-winning faculty includes experts in many fields, leaders in numerous professional associations and editors in top publications.


Doctoral Program

The doctoral program explores influential theories and contemporary topics in journalism and media, with strong training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Students entering the 2021 Ph.D. program are required to complete five semesters of coursework, one semester for preparing for comprehensive exams and a research proposal, and their dissertation in the final, fourth year.

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Master's Professional Track

We've designed The Professional M.A. to provide or extend professional training for people who desire to work in the fields of making media, including reporters, photojournalists, and storytellers in various media forms.

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Master's Research & Theory Track

The MA Research and Theory program is a two-year program that extends students’ depth in the research literature of communications and media and provides opportunities to deepen subject matter expertise.