We offer two master's programs.
The professional track is geared toward students who are coming to Journalism from another field of study or professional experience. This degree requires 30 hours of coursework and a professional internship. The coursework includes ample experiential opportunity to report and produce stories with intense-yet-supportive editing, with an emphasis on applying accountability journalism principles regardless of beat or interest. The program is designed as a full-time experience during the two long semesters, followed by a summer internship at a professional media outlet.
Students with an undergraduate journalism degree and/or professional journalism experience are encouraged to apply for the research and theory track described below.
The research and theory track (R&T) is designed for students who plan to enter a doctoral program or desire a general conceptual foundation for media-related careers. This degree requires 30 hours of coursework and a thesis.