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Journalism, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The School offers both academic and professional experiences.  The Lawrence campus offers professional and thesis tracks. On the Edwards Campus in suburban Kansas City, the School offers the Marketing Communications program, which serves students who have some strategic communication skills or a strategic communication degree but want more management skills in the area.

About

The Lawrence-based Mass Communications MSJ program offers professional and thesis courses, emphasizing the study of real-world media issues, critical thinking skills, and media use. Our program provides advanced professional and scholarly skills that will allow you to operate at the highest levels of the industry. Participants are expected to have basic media knowledge. The Lawrence-based program offers the opportunity to specialize in one of four areas of study: Sports media, Health Science Communication, Digital Media Entrepreneurship / Leadership, and the MSJD. Students also learn the discipline’s theory and methods to explore the causes and effects of media issues.  Students take advanced seminars and a concentration of their own choosing.  Students then complete a thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. 

Accreditation

Officially accredited/recognized by the The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, University of Kansas (KU) is a very large (enrollment range: 30,000-34,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research I: Theory
  • Research II: Methods 
  • Mass Media & Society
  • Advanced Studies First Amendment 
  • Introduction to Statistical Analysis 
  • Professional Skills I or Elective 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • One official transcript of all college-level courses.  (From each college attended) Expected GPA: 3.0 or above
  • Joint MSJ/JD applicants must submit LSAT scores.  Test must have been taken within the last five years.
  •  A current resume
  • Statement of academic interests and professional goals
  •  Three letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant's abilities.  At least one reference must be an academic reference if you have been out of school less than 5 years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29498 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    29498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29498 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12776 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12776 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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