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.
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.
- Graduate Seminar in Journalism
- Journalism Toolkit
- Media Law and Ethics
- Online Journalism
- Journalism Principles/Techniques
- Professional Project
- 24 months
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- A non-refundable application fee of $95
- Letters of recommendation
- All international students (non-US citizens) must submit a three-minute video
International54720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National54720 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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