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Degrees Offered

Journalism, Master of Arts

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

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

Campus program deadlines:
Fall deadline: January 1
Spring deadline: September 1

Online program deadlines:
Fall deadline: July 1
Spring deadline: November 15
Summer deadline: May 3

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

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based10025252525
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76676

Suggested GRE Scores

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 Departmental application website
  • Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use the online Graduate School application system)
  • GRE score

Interactive Media, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 15

Certificate description:
The Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media prepares students in the use of interactive, digital and social media. It provides insights into how people perceive and process digital messages. Students will investigate the psychological, social, ethical and legal issues regarding the roles and effects of digital news, advertising and public relations on society.

Certificate web site:

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Earnest Perry, Director of Graduate School in Journalism

Phone:  (573) 882-4214
Address:  Missouri School of Journalism, 179 B Gannett Hall, Columbia, MO 65211