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A Two-Year MA Model

Program Core: 12 Credits

  • JOURN 0900 News Practicum (3 Credits) This course does not count toward the degree.
  • No graduate credit for Newspaper Journalism track.
  • JOURN 7450 Newspaper Reporting (3 Credits) (Newspaper Journalism) or
    JOURN 7300 Broadcast News I (3 Credits) (Radio-Television Journalism)
  • JOURN 8000 Mass Media Seminar (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8006 Quantitative Research Methods in Journalism (3 Credits) or
    JOURN 8008 Qualitative Research Methods (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8066 Proseminar: Science, Society and the News Media (3 Credits)

Option 1: Advanced Reporting/Writing Core: 9 Credits

  • JOURN 7416 Science, Health and Environmental Writing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7460 Advanced Reporting (3 Credits) or
  • JOURN 7406 Newspaper Editing (3 Credits)

One of the following three courses:

  • JOURN 7410 Intermediate Writing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7430 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7436 Investigative Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.

Option 2: Advanced Broadcast News Core: 6 Credits

  • JOURN 7306 Broadcast News II (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7416 Science, Health and Environmental Writing (3 Credits)

Natural Resources Core: 12 Credits

  • NAT R 1070 Ecology and Renewable Resource Management (3 Credits) No graduate credit.
  • NAT R and JOURN 8060 Environmental Research for Journalists (3 Credits)
  • Nine hours chosen from graduate classes in general natural resources, wildlife conservation and/or aquatic resource conservation. One three-hour class must be in a field or laboratory course.

Journalism Electives: 2-3 Credits

Capstone Level: 10 Credits

Professional Project

  • JOURN 8098 MA Project Seminar (1 Credit) and
    JOURN 8190 Area Problem in Journalism (9 Credits)

Thesis

  • JOURN 8100 MA Thesis Seminar (1 Credit) and
    JOURN 8090 Research in Journalism (9 Credits)

Total Suggested for Graduation: 42-46 Credits

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.