University of Arkansas

12 months
28042 USD/year
28042 USD/year
10336 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The M.A. in Journalism at University of Arkansas is an interdisciplinary program offering students advanced study of journalism.


The Journalism program offered by University of Arkansas offers three concentrations: Documentary Film, News Narratives and Strategic Ad / Public Relations.

Graduates with M.A. in Journalism from University of Arkansas will be able to:

  • advanced writing, 
  • production and/or theory and methods courses,
  • offer comprehensive, media-related courses; 
  • provide expertise in an additional academic discipline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Reporting
  • Journalism Theory
  • Critical and Opinion Writing and Commentary
  • Issues in Advertising and Public Relations
  • Propaganda and Public Opinion
  • Media and Public Policy
  • Business Journalism.
  • Ethics in Journalism
  • Social Media and Journalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
151 (verbal)
4.5 (analytical)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on the last 60 credit hours of attempted coursework from a regionally accredited institution.

  • A total GRE score of 300, with a minimum of 151 on the verbal component, and a score of 4.5 on the writing component.

  • A statement of purpose.

  • A current resume.

  • 3 letters of recommendation.

  • A degree in journalism, and/or professional experience in the field. Applicants who lack either of these may be admitted with the requirement that they take 6 to 12 hours of specific undergraduate coursework and earn a grade of at least a B as background for entering the graduate program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28042 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    28042 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28042 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10336 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10336 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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