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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)

Reporting/Writing Core: 12 Credits

  • JOURN 7406 Newspaper Editing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7450 Newspaper Reporting (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7460 Advanced Reporting (3 Credits)

One of the following courses:

  • JOURN 7410 Intermediate Writing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7436 Investigative Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7986 Advanced Writing (3 Credits)

Electives: 6 Credits

Suggested Courses:

  • JOURN 7106 Media & Art Criticism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7148 Interviewing Essentials (1 Credit)
  • JOURN 7412 Lifestyle Journalism (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7416 Science, Health and Environmental Writing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7418 Critical Reviewing (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7426 Religion Reporting and Writing (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7430 Computer-Assisted Reporting (3 Credits) Highly recommended.
  • JOURN 7438 Business Journalism and Economics Reporting (3 Credits)
  • JOURN 7650 International Issues Reporting (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