Brochure Now Available for Journalism and Law Graduate Program

Columbia, Mo. (Feb. 25, 2005) — A new brochure that explains and illustrates the benefits of the journalism and law dual degree programs is now available from the Missouri School of Journalism.

The dual degree program in journalism and law is designed to give students a career edge by providing a solid understanding of the theories and practices of both fields.

“Journalism-Law studies at MU provide outstanding access to top scholars in both areas,” Esther Thorson, associate dean for graduate studies, said.

Benefits of the program may include saving time and money, working on relevant research, and expanding career options. Dual degree students have the opportunity to broaden career options after graduation because they are qualified as professionals in journalism and law.

Dual Degree Program
Journalism and Law Dual-Degree Brochure

There are four options offered to students interested in the program. The program options include:

  • A Master of Arts from the School of Journalism combined with a Juris Doctorate from the School of Law. This program provides students with skills in law, policy analysis and communication expertise.
  • The Master’s Model in Law and Conflict Resolution. This program allows journalism master’s students who seek careers as reporters and editors to develop particular expertise in covering legal issues.
  • A PhD Minor in Law and Conflict Resolution. This program allows journalism doctoral students interested in teaching and researching journalism, law and conflict in a journalism school or a communication department to specialize in law and conflict resolution.
  • A Juris Doctorate from the School of Law combined with a PhD from the School of Journalism. This degree helps students who are seeking careers as professors of journalism, communication or law by giving them the capacity to earn a law degree and doctorate from Missouri in less time.

The brochure provides further information on the curriculum, application process and the opportunities after graduation that the program provides.

Anyone interested in the Journalism-Law programs can download a version of the brochure. Print copies are also available from the Missouri School of Journalism, 120 Neff, Columbia, MO 65211.

Updated: April 2, 2020

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