M.A. On Campus


University of Maryland

12 months
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 51180 USD/year
768 USD/credit 23040 USD/year
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This Master of Arts (JOUR) degree in Journalism from University of Maryland is mainly intended for experienced journalists seeking a research-focused, academic journalism degree with the goal of a future teaching or Ph.D. program.


The Master of Arts in Journalism from University of Maryland is a research-oriented, thesis program of 30 credits. The program is intended for experienced journalists, academics and others who are looking for a more scholarly master’s program. 

The degree offers a great deal of flexibility by tapping into the resources of the University of Maryland, a top-ranked, public, research institution located minutes away from Washington, D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore. The college’s unmatched access to internships in one of the nation’s top media markets and opportunities to learn from the pros working in today’s multimedia newsrooms make the Philip Merrill College of Journalism a training ground like no other.

Facilities and Special Resources

The University of Maryland is located just a few miles from Washington, the media capital of the world. Students and researchers have access to The Washington Post and USA Today, as well as hundreds of Washington bureaus for newspapers, online news sites, and TV and radio news outlets from around the world. The Philip Merrill College of Journalism operates daily news bureaus in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building a few blocks from the White House; in Annapolis, just a block from the Maryland State House; and on campus from two locations -- Knight Hall, our state-of-the-art building with multiple news labs and opportunities for multi-platform experimentation; and UMTV, a cable TV station that reaches more than 600,000 homes in central Maryland. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Writing and Editing
  • Introduction to Multimedia Skills
  • Theories of Journalism and Public Communication
  • News Videography
  • Seminar in Mass Media History
  • Seminar in Public Affairs Reporting
  • Capital News Service: D.C. and Annapolis
  • Specialized Topics in News Writing and Reporting; Sports Reporting and Writing
  • Online Journalism
  • Advanced Online News Bureau
  • Advanced Kaiser Health Multimedia Reporting
  • Broadcast News
  • Reporting and Production
  • Long Form Broadcast Journalism
  • Broadcast News Bureau
  • Special Problems in Communication
  • Media Law/ Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Transcript(s)
  • TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)
  • CV/Resume
  • Portfolio (Multimedia Requirements section) (optional)
  • 3 Writing Samples

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    51180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    23040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 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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