M.S. in Journalism

M.S. in Journalism

Master degree
9.5 months
Application deadlines: December 15
Processing time: 90 days
Application fee: $100
Intakes: May
International tuition: $66,306
Domestic tuition: $66,306

Program overview

M.S. students begin their coursework by taking a reporting module that explores the ways journalists gather and analyze information. Students meet with instructors in small-group seminars to discuss techniques and issues, then put what they’re learning into practice as they cover beats, develop enterprise stories and report breaking news on deadline. In addition, all M.S. students take the following classes: The Written Word, a 7-week module in which students learn to write engaging stories or scripts for an audience, and begin to develop a voice. They can opt, within this module, to take a class focusing on news, on feature writing, on long-form narrative, or on writing for the ear. Image & Sound, a 7-week module in which students pick a medium -- audio, data, photo or video -- and explore its technologies and its storytelling potential. Investigative Techniques, a 7-week module that teaches students how to think like investigative reporters as they dig into records, conduct internet forensics and do thorough background searches on individuals and corporations. Journalism Essentials, classes which focus on journalism law, ethics, history and the business forces affecting the news media. Two 15-week spring seminar and production courses, which give students a chance to dive deep into areas that interest them, whether that’s a medium such as book writing, broadcast news, photojournalism or digital publishing, or a subject area such as business journalism, conflict reporting or education writing. The Master’s Project, in which students, working under the guidance of individual advisors, conduct an in-depth exploration of a topic as a journalist would pursue it. Master’s Projects can take a variety of forms, some of them incorporating elements from more than one medium: print, photo, audio, video, data.



The M.S. program is designed for a range of students, from those with little to no experience to those who have been working in the field for several years and want to enhance their skills in order to advance to a new level.

Career opportunities

Editors, producers and hiring managers consistently seek out J-School students and graduates to find the reporting and cutting-­edge skills they need in their newsrooms. Advisors meet one-­on-­one and guide students through every stage of the job-­hunting process so they can find jobs and internships that make the best use of their skills and interests. Students learn valuable career­-building strategies including: How to write journalism-­specific resumes and cover letters that best highlight their skills and prior experience An understanding of the profile, structure and kinds of positions available in multimedia newsrooms Ways to showcase selected work through social media and online portfolios Strategies to mine job opportunities, develop contacts and network How to preparing for and succeed in a job interview Negotiating offers How to pitch freelance work to editors.

Campus location

New York City , United States

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