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Admission - MA in Journalism

The Master of Arts in Journalism program accepts applications year round and admits student on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. If you would like to start in the summer, you must apply as a non-degree seeking student and you can complete up to 12 credit hours of coursework before applying for full admission.

Admission to the program requires a minimum of 300 on the GRE in the last five years and an undergraduate or graduate GPA of 3.0. However, the Department of Journalism and Creative Media recognizes successful journalists have a variety of different experiences and strengths. Applicants without the specific academic qualifications are still welcome to apply to the MA in Journalism program, emphasizing other professional experience or achievements. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA during their first semester to remain in the program.

A completed Graduate School application includes the following:

  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current resume
  • Samples of journalistic work, such as published news stories (optional)

How do I apply?