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.
Applicants from any undergraduate major are welcome to apply. 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 and this requirement may be waived in certain situations. Applicants without the specific academic qualifications are still encouraged to apply, emphasizing other professional experiences or relevant achievements in the field (media occupations, teaching,etc.). 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)