Write Your Own Story

Earn your master's degree in Journalism & Media Studies online through Bama By Distance.

Take control of your career and enhance your digital media, research, writing and business skills with a Master of Arts in Journalism & Media Studies. Tailor the degree program with electives that help you hone your craft according to your personal and professional goals. The coursework is 100% online and tuition is affordable.


Journalism & Media Studies at The University of Alabama

Our faculty include award-winning researchers and industry professionals with decades of experience who are committed to seeing students succeed. The faculty who teach on UA’s main campus are the same faculty who teach in the online program. Whether you’re looking to begin or advance your career in journalism, you’ll benefit from their expertise and mentorship.

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UA graduate and professional creative director Jamie Cole discusses his experience in UA's Master of Arts in Journalism & Media Studies online degree program.

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The Same Degree

A degree earned through Bama By Distance is identical to one earned on UA's main campus! The online format allows you the flexibility to meet life's other demands while you complete your degree. Bama By Distance graduates are invited to participate in UA's regular commencement ceremonies.

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Bama By Distance students benefit from the distance learning tuition rate (regardless of residency)! They are also eligible for financial aid and scholarships to help pay for their education.

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Join a community of legends and legends-in-the-making when you earn a degree from The University of Alabama. With graduates in companies and cities across the globe, the University has a robust alumni network who will greet you with that familiar "Roll Tide" when they find out you're in the family.

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Military Friendly

The University of Alabama is a military-friendly and Yellow Ribbon school. We are proud to have served thousands of active military, reservists, veterans and their families from every branch, and we look forward to continuing to partner with this esteemed group of men and women as they seek to advance their education.

You don't have to take our word for it!

Hear from some of our graduates about what earning a degree online from
The University of Alabama means to them.

Don't Say You Can't Do It

At The University of Alabama we want to help you tell a legendary story, and that begins with a premier education and strong support. You can succeed at earning your degree from wherever you are. Want to know more? Let our graduates tell you their Bama By Distance stories.

How Does It Feel?

Graduating from The University of Alabama brings out many emotions from our Bama By Distance students. At a recent commencement reception, they expressed their feelings about this great accomplishment.