M.A. On Campus


University of Nevada, Reno

18 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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 The M.A. in Journalism at University of Nevada, Reno is designed for journalists who want to deepen their understanding of how journalism contributes to democracy, learn how to apply digital media skills to journalistic endeavors and create new forms of interactive journalism.


The Journalism program offered by University of Nevada, Reno offers students the opportunity to gain ability to adapt to new ways of thinking about journalism and communication. 

They should be equipped to work in a wide variety of careers, both in journalism and strategic communication, based on their knowledge of networked communication principles, user-centered design, social media, multimedia storytelling and entrepreneurial thinking.

Graduates with M.A. in Journalism from University of Nevada, Reno will be able to:

  • Gain a deep understanding of how journalism is changing.
  • Master a range of interactive new media tools.
  • Practice user-centered design thinking to develop new ways of doing journalism.
  • Become proficient at social media and participatory communication.
  • Gain valuable experience in thinking entrepreneurially about networked communication.
  • Research, envision, and prototype a unique and innovative communication platform as a program option.

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Practicum 
  • Innovation
  • Storytelling: Writing
  • The Future of Media 
  • Engagement
  • Storytelling: Multimedia
  • Professional Paper
  • Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • One of official transcript from all universities attended.
  • Recent GRE scores required for applicants who have not previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited or otherwise recognized institution.
  • Letter of intent explaining why you want to pursue graduate work in this program, what you hope to gain from participating, the assets you bring to the program and how you plan to use the degree after graduation.
  • Three letters of reference from employers, former professors or deans, or others familiar with your work or otherwise able to assess your likelihood of success in graduate study.
  • Professional work samples, if available. These could include published articles or photographs, or other examples of your professional experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 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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