College of Communication > Academics > Journalism > Graduate Program > Journalism (MA) > Degree Requirements
The Master of Arts in Journalism requires 12 courses (48-credit hours) — three core courses, a minimum of six elective courses in Journalism, and a maximum of three outside electives.
Students are required to take all of the following:
Students who wish to earn one of the three concentrations should see "Concentration Requirements" page to help guide their elective course choices.
With approval from the graduate program director, students can take up to three relevant elective courses from other Communication graduate programs, or relevant graduate elective courses from outside of Communication. Examples of courses students have taken previously are:
The graduate concentration in Latino Media & Communication is comprised of at least three graduate courses drawn from the areas of advertising, journalism, media and cinema studies, multicultural communication, organizational communication and public relations. Graduate students in any of the College of Communication Master of Arts programs can elect to complete the Latino Media & Communication concentration. Students may need to use outside electives to complete this concentration.
Students who complete the concentration will:
Students are required to take three courses (12 credits) from the following list:
Topic must be related to Latino Media and Communication.
All students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.000 in their coursework. If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.000, the student will be allowed to complete an additional 16 credits or 3 quarters (whichever comes first) to attain the 3.000 minimum GPA. If the cumulative GPA remains below a 3.000 at the conclusion of this time period, the student may be dismissed from the program. The student's cumulative and term GPAs along with overall academic performance will be factored into the dismissal decision.
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The Journalism MA program offers four concentrations:
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