M.A. On Campus


University of Colorado at Boulder

12 months
34180 USD/year
34180 USD/year
14708 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Journalism program of the University of Colorado at Boulder prepares students for professional success in news outlets, digital and social media platforms, and corporate communications.


Focus Areas

  • 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Newsgathering and Multimedia Storytelling
  • Data Journalism
  • Journalism Law & Ethics
  • CU News Corps
  • Photojournalism Portfolio
  • Principles of American Journalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH



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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
153 (verbal)
153 (quantitative)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34180 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    34180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34180 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14708 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14708 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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