Our graduate degrees prepare students for careers in journalism and other fields of public communication. We train students to gather information from a diversity of sources, to analyze it critically, and to report what is significant, through stories and other media forms across multiple media platforms.
Students may earn an MA degree in either of two options designed for students with limited academic or professional experience in journalism. Either option prepares students to work in a wide variety of professional settings, including print and broadcast outlets, digital and social media platforms, and corporate communications.
The Professional Practice MA Option is for students who wish to focus on quickly obtaining advanced journalistic skills and can be completed in as few as 30 credits and in as little as two semesters plus a summer.
The Area of Expertise MA Option is for students wishing not only to acquire advanced journalistic skills but also to complement them with an area of expertise, such as environmental science and policy. This option within the MA degree can be completed with a minimum of 36 credits and in four semesters.
The PhD in Journalism Studies is offered as a track within CMCI’s doctoral program in Media Research and Practice (along with Media Studies and Strategic Communication Studies). The program is highly interdisciplinary in scope, and students take at least one-third of their courses outside the Department of Journalism. After completing 42 credits of course work and taking oral and written comprehensive exams, students go on to complete a traditional dissertation in an area of specialization of their choice.
MA applicants must:
PhD applicants must:
Research or teaching assistantships and fellowships are available. MA students may be funded for up to two years and PhD students for up to four years.
PhD: Sunday, January 1, 2017
MA: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Department of Journalism
Armory 106, 478 UCB
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0478