24 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
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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. 


Key facts

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


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


50 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

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

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    61050 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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