The Missouri School of Journalism is where storytellers of all kinds can find their voices by using them first. This hands-on philosophy of learning-by-doing was deemed “the Missouri Method.”

Today, the Missouri Method allows students to gain hands-on, career-ready experience in six professional newsrooms – including an NBC affiliate, an NPR-member station, a digital-first community newspaper – and two advertising agencies with paid local, state and national clients.

More information about these programs can be found in the University Catalog.

Journalism Degree

Wherever you want to go, a journalism degree can get you there. For more than a century, our School has combined the time-honored tenets of journalism with the industry’s latest technology and news-delivery methods. Missouri journalism students gain hands-on experience in professional newsrooms. They learn how to tell stories that answer the six fundamental questions of journalism: who, what, when, where, why and how. Students will gain the skills needed to engage, entertain, and inspire audiences across platforms and interests. And the best part? Our philosophy of learning-by-doing will take you far beyond the walls of a classroom.

Report breaking news via social media. Produce the next game-changing documentary. Or cover a SEC bowl game for an NBC affiliate. Your story is waiting to be written. How you tell it is up to you!

Degree Requirements

Journalism Degree with an Emphasis in Strategic Communication

When you study strategic communication, you experience a program that challenges you to perform at a high level, both in the classroom and for real clients. Courses within numerous interest areas prepare students for a variety of careers in the agency and corporate communication world. At the same time, students are given flexibility to design a personalized curriculum that allows them to explore specialized interests such as sports marketing. Through our “Missouri Method” capstone courses that have students working for real-world clients, a person leaves Mizzou with the ability to add value to their organization from day one. It’s the reason our students are recruited by top agencies, corporations and not-for-profits worldwide.

Degree Requirements

Minor in Journalism

The journalism minor consists of 15 credit hours of journalism degree coursework. It is intended for students from other MU academic divisions who wish to broaden their understanding of the news media’s role in society.