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The program offers an on-campus Master of Arts in Journalism and an online Master of Arts in Journalism with emphasis areas in health communication, interactive media, media management or strategic communication.

Admission criteria

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • 3 years professional experience in a journalism or communication field (online program only)

Campus program deadlines

Entrance term Apply by Course work begins
Fall January 1 August
Spring September 1 January

Online program deadlines

Entrance term Apply by Course work begins
Spring 2020 December 2 January
Spring 2020, second 8-week session February 3 March
Summer 2020 April 20 June
Fall 2020 July 20 August
Fall 2020, second 8-week session August 31 October

*Note: Deadlines are adhered to strictly, and no applicant is considered for admission until all required information is received.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Suggested GRE Scores (for on-campus MA program applicants)

Test Type   Verbal  Quantitative
GRE  153-160  144-148

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Journalism Master’s Program

Please upload the following application materials into the Graduate School online application:

  • Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts (in English) to the Academics section of your application.
  • 3 essays as specified on the School of Journalism website
  • Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use the online Graduate School application system)
  • GRE score (required for the on-campus MA program applicants only) will be waived for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 applicants