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Degrees Offered

Journalism, Master of Arts

100% Online On Campus

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

Campus program deadlines

Entrance termApply byCourse work begins
FallJanuary 1August
SpringSeptember 1January

Online program deadlines

Entrance termApply byCourse work begins
Spring 2020December 2January
Spring 2020, second 8-week sessionFebruary 3March
Summer 2020April 20June
Fall 2020July 6August
Fall 2020, second 8-week sessionAugust 31October

*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)