In 1908, Walter Williams founded a school–the world’s first to offer a journalism degree and still the most renowned to this day.
The “J-School,” as it is often called, awarded the world’s first undergraduate degree in journalism (1909), master’s degree in journalism (1921) and doctorate degree in journalism (1934).
Located at the heart of Mizzou’s beautiful 1,262-acre campus, the Missouri School of Journalism is where storytellers of all kinds can find their voices by using them first. This hands-on philosophy of learn-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 paying national clients.