Today’s best reporters use sophisticated techniques to gather information. Often, this involves tapping into government and non-government databases and analyzing information on computers. This model allows students to build an area of specialization in this important field by receiving a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in five years. Students in this program work directly with faculty involved in managing Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. IRE, based at the School, is the nation’s leading support organization for investigative reporters. NICAR, a joint venture of IRE and the School, trains working reporters in the same techniques students learn.
Students must choose one of the following:
Two of the following or adviser-approved substitutes: