Most master’s students find that one of the curricular programs — two-year or BJ/MA, depending on your program — meets their needs. These programs were developed by the faculty with thoughtful consideration of curricular effectiveness and industry requirements. The course selections outlined in the programs will prepare students for careers in the areas designated. Alterations to the program you are following must be done in consultation with your faculty adviser.

Although 37 credits are required for graduation, some of the programs suggest additional credits. These are not requirements, but suggestions.

Two-Year MA Program

Students in the two-year program can select from eight two-year models.

BJ/MA Program

The BJ/MA curricular options are intended to build on the solid foundation students developed in their undergraduate studies at the school.

Journalism-Law Programs

Today’s media often provides the public with an unrestricted view of legal proceedings. The graduate journalism-law options available will prepare you for specialty careers in media and law.


Graduate students may pursue a number of graduate certificates at the University of Missouri.