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The program offers an on-campus Master of Arts in Journalism and an online Master of Arts in Journalism. The areas of study the online MA program offers are Health Communication, Interactive Media, Media Management, and 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 TermApply byCourse work begins
FallJanuary 1August

Online program deadlines*

8 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester or session

Entrance TermApply byCourse work begins
SummerApril 14June
FallJuly 1August
Fall, second 8-week sessionAugust 26October
SpringNovember 25January
Spring, second 8-week sessionJanuary 20March

*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**

**Note: Every non-native English-speaking applicant who is applying to a graduate program at the Missouri School of Journalism must submit an English proficiency test score even if they meet all the criteria set by the University to be exempt from the English language requirement.

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)