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Journalism

Boston University

M.Sc.
24 months
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54720 USD/year
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About

The MS in Journalism program at Boston University is designed to produce graduates trained to analyze and explain the complex events of our times, as well as raise journalistic standards in all media. 

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Overview

Journalism students at Boston University learn about the profession by covering local, state, and national government as well as various political, business, and cultural activities. Assignments are under the direction of experienced, accomplished journalists who are current or recent leaders in professional journalism.

Students have the opportunity to pursue a specific area of interest. They work with an assigned academic advisor to design a focus in politics, photojournalism, sports, magazine journalism, foreign reporting, or other areas listed below. A range of interests can be explored with the help of University faculty and other resources during the additional semester, including further enhancement of skills they have gained through previous journalism courses, such as multimedia, magazine, radio, and—of course—writing.

Degree Requirements

Candidates for a Master of Science in Journalism may enroll as either full- or part-time students in the Journalism program, which focuses on the full spectrum of writing and reporting skills. The degree requires 12 courses (48 credits).

Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average each semester, in addition to earning a minimum grade of B– in COM JO 721 Journalism Principles and Techniques, to continue in the program. Any student failing to meet this standard may be dropped from the program, although the requirement may be waived by the chair of the department in consultation with appropriate faculty members. In such cases, the student is considered to be on probation, and any subsequent failure to achieve the mandatory academic standards will result in dismissal without review.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar in Journalism 
  • Journalism Toolkit 
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Online Journalism
  • Journalism Principles/Techniques
  • Internship
  • Professional Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

48 alternative credits

Delivered

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.
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

  • A non-refundable application fee of $95
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Resume/cv
  • All international students (non-US citizens) must submit a three-minute video

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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