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Journalism, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #98 (QS) , MA,
The MS in Journalism program 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. 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. 

About

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 advisor to design specializations in politics, photojournalism, sports, magazine journalism, foreign reporting, or other areas. 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.

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A non-refundable application fee of $95
  • A copy of your transcript to be uploaded within our online application
  • Three letters of recommendation written by people who know you well
  • Resume/CV
  • Students who received their undergraduate degree from a non-English speaking institution must also take the TOEFL
  • In addition to the TOEFL, the IELTS is also accepted as proof of English proficiency
  • Personal Statement
  • International and Non-U.S. Resident Applicants: Required Video

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    52816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52816 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 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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