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Journalism

Harvard University

Master
12 months
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35000 USD/year
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Gain the writing and reporting skills necessary for success as a journalist in the digital age with this Master in Journalism from Harvard University.

Overview

Key learning outcomes

Through the graduate degree in the field of Journalism at Harvard University you:

  • Master the latest reporting, writing, and technical skills for traditional and digital media.
  • Build greater confidence surrounding multimedia communication, identifying and pitching stories, and connecting with editors.
  • Learn techniques for conducting incisive interviews, gathering salient information, and writing compelling narratives with clarity and style.
  • Build knowledge of the legal requirements and ethical responsibilities in journalism.
  • Develop deeper understanding in a focused topic area or beat, such as American politics, international security, environmental policy, and world religions.
  • Complement your journalism coursework with marketing and professional communications courses to prepare for a career in business, nonprofit management, development, or fundraising, because all industries need to tell compelling stories.

Program overview

The master’s degree includes 12 courses, with at least one on campus.

  • Get started. You begin by completing two stipulated degree courses as outlined on the degree requirements page. This is your opportunity to demonstrate your commitment and ability to perform well as a Harvard student.
  • Apply to the program. While you are completing your second degree course, you submit your application. We have application cycles in the fall, spring, and summer.
  • Continue your studies, online and on campus. As you progress through the program, you choose from courses offered on campus or online all year round, in the fall, spring, or summer. You are required to take at least one course on campus. Weekend options available.
  • Complete your capstone project. You complete a significant journalism project under the direction of a professional in the field. You'll conduct a topical investigation and create a portfolio of publishable work that can include short digital media pieces, as well as longer news or magazine articles. 
  • Graduate with your Harvard degree. You participate in the annual Harvard Commencement, receiving your Harvard University degree: Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Extension Studies, field: Journalism.

Programme Structure

The Master of Liberal Arts, Journalism degree field consists of 12 courses, with one required on-campus course. Weekend options are available.

12 Graduate Courses

The journalism program is customizable. Within the program curriculum, you choose the journalism and general electives that support your personal learning goals.
  • Proseminar
  • Feature Writing
  • News Reporting for the Web, Print, and Other Platforms
  • The Constitution and the Media
  • 3 Journalism electives
  • 4 General electives
  • Journalism capstone

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

Blended

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.
3 (required)
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

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).
7 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
100 (required)
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

To begin the admission process, you simply register—no application needed—for the following two, graduate-level degree courses:

  • JOUR 100 Proseminar: Fundamentals and Practices of Journalism
  • JOUR 137 Feature Writing or JOUR 140a News Reporting for the Web, Print, and Other Platforms

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    35000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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