Students are expected to enter the program with a firm grasp of written and spoken English.
|JR 602||Critical Perspectives|
|JR 607||Reporting and Writing|
|JR 609||Visual Storytelling and Reporting|
|JR 612||Advanced Reporting|
|JR 637||Editing and Web Producing|
*Students with an undergraduate degree in Journalism may be eligible to waive JR 607/Reporting and Writing if the degree was earned within the last five years with a GPA of 3.0 in the major or better. Students who believe they are eligible for this waiver should discuss it with the graduate program director.
Prescribed Electives (12 credits)
Students select one from each of the following areas:
|JR 620||Online Multimedia|
|JR 623||Data Visualization|
|JR 626||Global Journalism|
|JR 628||Law and Public Policy for Journalists|
|JR 629||Media Theory and Research (required for those doing a thesis)|
|JR 632||Long-Form Storytelling|
|JR 635||Long-Form Documentary and Multimedia|
Students select two additional courses from the Journalism offerings* including JR 690 Internship 8 credits.
Capstone or Thesis
|JR 699||Master's Thesis|
Prerequisite for JR 699/Master's Thesis is JR629/Media Theory & Research, with a grade of B+ or higher.
JOURNALISM (MA) at a glance
Fall admission only
Full-time enrollment. Full-time enrollment is typically 8 or 12 credits per semester.
Students usually complete the degree in two years.
meet the graduate program director
Associate Professor Melinda B. Robins has a passion for international communications. She teaches the Global Journalism course as well as journalism theory and research, and is the go-to person to discuss writing the optional master's thesis. She has taught and written about journalism in and across Africa, India, and Palestine.
BroadcAst Journalism Alumni
Boston News Anchors
Pam Cross '75
Latoyia Edwards '98
Ed Harding '75
Gene Lavanchy '86
Maria Stephanos '88, MA '93
David Wade '95
Susan Wornick '71
Maria Menounos '00, Access Hollywood