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A Two-Year MA Model

Program Core: 9 Credits

  • JOURN 0900 News Practicum (3 Credits) This course does not count toward the degree.
  • JOURN 8000 Mass Media Seminar (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8006 Quantitative Research Methods in Journalism (3 Credits) or
    JOURN 8008 Qualitative Research Methods (3 Credits)

One of the following four courses:

  • JOURN 8026 Philosophy of Journalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8030 History of Mass Media (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8038 Seminar in Communication Law (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8080 Media Ethics (3 Credits)

Editing Core: 9 Credits

  • JOURN 7406 Newspaper Editing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7450 Newspaper Reporting (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7500 Advanced Newspaper Editing and Design (3 Credits)

Electives: 9 Credits

Suggested Courses:

  • JOURN 7408 Magazine Editing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7508 Information Graphics (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7510 Visual Communications (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7556 Fundamentals of Photojournalism (3 Credits)
  • ENGLSH 7600 Structure of American English (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7670 Newspaper Photo Desk Management (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7738 General Semantics in Journalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8085 Problems in Journalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 8092 Photography in Society (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: 37 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.