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Journalism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


Program offer the state's only nationally accredited journalism master's program (Master of Journalism and Master of Arts degrees) and have produced some of the nation's top storytellers, including winners of eight Pulitzer Prizes.

The faculty members represent diverse backgrounds, research and professional interests. They've written for notable newspapers and magazines, worked for prominent advertising and public relations firms and are award-winning photojournalists. Their research examines:

  • Curriculum studies for journalism education
  • The importance of ethics in media
  • International communications
  • Magazine production issues
  • Sexism and racism in media

Most classes are offered in the late mid-afternoon and evenings to accommodate work schedules.


The program has been nationally accredited since 1969 by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

Programme Structure

The program's strength lies in its relevance to the needs of today's media environment and its research opportunities at various levels. With programs in news, strategic communications and narrative and digital journalism, you'll be prepared to work in all communication fields. Fields of study include:

  • Broadcast journalism
  • Business journalism
  • Law and journalism
  • Science, health and environmental journalism
  • Sports journalism
  • Visual communications

You can also pursue graduate certificates in narrative journalism, interactive and virtual digital communication, and public relations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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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

Admission requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent
  • Basic courses in journalism, which can be achieved via bridging courses while you're enrolled in the graduate program

Tuition Fee

  • National

    17172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8586 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    1800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Denton

  • 1036 - 1920 USD/month
    Living Costs

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