Students work closely with a faculty dedicated to the principles and practices of sound journalism and scholarly inquiry. The Journalism program at The University of Alabama offers three options for study:
- Individuals who seek in-depth knowledge and mastery of one or more of the subfields and methodologies of journalism — for example, mass communication history, mass communication law, mass communication theory and methods. These individuals typically follow Plan I (see below) and go on to pursue doctorates. Those with significant experience in the journalism field may teach without the PhD degree.
- Individuals who seek to work professionally in writing, editing, visual journalism, electronic news and/or digital journalism, and who wish to develop conceptual knowledge of the field, as well as critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. These students typically follow Plan II (see below).
- Individuals who wish to earn graduate credit through distance education can enroll in our online journalism program. This program is ideal for journalists eager to expand their knowledge base, individuals looking to start a career in news, and those interested in teaching in the field of journalism.
- Orientation to Graduate Studies
- Depth Reporting
- Media Production Tools (instruction in digital technologies)
- Journalism Theory and Research
- History of Journalism and the First Amendment
- Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Journalism
- Producing Community Journalism
- Master’s Project
- Practicum in Community News
- Seminar in Professional Journalism (newsroom internship in Anniston)
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- An online application form
- Application fee payment
- Statement of purpose
- Unofficial admission scores (GRE, GMAT, MAT or MCAT; if required by the department)
- Unofficial transcripts
- Letters of recommendation
- Language scores (non-native English speakers)
International30250 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15125 USD per semester during 24 months.
National30250 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15125 USD per semester during 24 months.
In-State10780 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5390 USD per semester during 24 months.
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