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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