Today’s best reporters use sophisticated techniques to gather information. Often, this involves tapping into government and non-government databases and analyzing information on computers. This model allows students to build an area of specialization in this important field by receiving a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in five years. Students in this program work directly with faculty involved in managing Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. IRE, based at the School, is the nation’s leading support organization for investigative reporters. NICAR, a joint venture of IRE and the School, trains working reporters in the same techniques students learn.
Students must choose one of the following:
Two of the following or adviser-approved substitutes:
Note: The university requires at least half of a graduate student’s coursework to be in 8000-level (or greater) courses. 4000-level (and below) courses do not carry graduate credit. Some courses will not be offered every semester. Plan accordingly by checking with your graduate adviser and the registrar’s schedule of courses for current course availability.