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Degree Requirements

Course 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.

Core Courses

Students are required to take all of the following:

Journalism Electives 

Students select a minimum of six courses from the following list (students who wish to earn one of the three concentrations should see "Concentration Requirements" page to help guide their elective course choices):

Outside Electives

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:

Grade Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 in their graduate courses to remain in good academic standing. Students who do not meet this minimum cumulative requirement will be placed on academic probation and will be expected to attain the minimum cumulative requirement within two quarters. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.​​​​


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