University of Kansas

12 months
19322 USD/year
24023 USD/year
10061 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Journalism School offers both academic and professional experiences.  The Lawrence campus offers professional and thesis tracks. On the Edwards Campus at University of Kansas in suburban Kansas City, the School offers the Marketing Communications program.


The Lawrence-based Mass Communications Journalism program at University of Kansas offers professional and thesis courses, emphasizing the study of real-world media issues, critical thinking skills, and media use. 

Learning outcomes

The 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. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

    19322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19322 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24023 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24023 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    10061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10061 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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