Our master's students have different backgrounds and different reasons for pursuing a master's degree.
Some of our students may be grouped into one of the following areas:
- Are returning professionals who want to update their skills.
- Have a BA in another area and want a new career in journalism.
- Come straight from a journalism undergrad degree and want to pursue a specialization.
- Want to kick-start a career in academia and pursue a Ph.D.
Our program has a track for professional development and a track for academic and research training. We can accommodate students wanting to learn fundamental skills in journalism, the latest communication technologies, a specialization, applied or academic research methods or better understand the relationship between society and media.
Our students graduate with a great project to show to prospective employers, or an internship that might open doors to a new job or a thesis to gain experience in research and theory in a topic that inspires them.
Special concentration areas include health, environment and science; international and journalism education.
You may also contact the director of the journalism grad program:
Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D.
J-School Associate Professor
Office Phone: 517-432-1413