The Journalism program of the University of Colorado at Boulder offers two options, both of which are designed for students with limited academic or professional experience in journalism.
The professional practice option is for students who wish to focus on quickly obtaining advanced journalistic skills. It can be completed with as few as 30 credits and in as little as two semesters plus a summer.
The area of expertise 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 can be completed with a minimum of 36 credits and in four semesters.
Regardless of option, the degree's focus is on multimedia training and experience. Students develop skills in information-gathering, storytelling and analysis across a variety of platforms and professional contexts, including video, online interactivity, social media, photography and, of course, the printed word. They produce in-depth reporting projects in collaboration with professional media outlets in Colorado, and they complete internships at award-winning radio and television stations, newspapers, magazines, websites and other news organizations nationwide.
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- Newsgathering and Multimedia Storytelling
- Data Journalism
- Journalism Law & Ethics
- CU News Corps
- Photojournalism Portfolio
- Principles of American Journalism
- 12 months
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DisciplinesJournalism Media Studies & Mass Media View 222 other Masters in Media Studies & Mass Media in United States
- Hold at least a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
- Have an undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.75
- Have a GRE verbal score of at least 153 (62%). International applicants must also have a TOEFL score of at least 600 (IBT 100)
- Provide three letters of recommendation
- Provide a 500-word statement of purpose
- Provide a resume
International35906 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35906 USD per year during 12 months.
National35906 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 35906 USD per year during 12 months.
In-State16396 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16396 USD per year during 12 months.
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