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Journalism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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If you are a working journalist, you need to excel as a writer, critical thinker, and strategist. You also know how important it is to enhance your storytelling skills in a multimedia and multiplatform environment. 

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If you are a working journalist, you need to excel as a writer, critical thinker, and strategist. You also know how important it is to enhance your storytelling skills in a multimedia and multiplatform environment.

Or maybe you recently completed your undergraduate degree, and you're interested in earning a master's in an innovative program offering the latest skills in media technologies and narrative nonfiction.

After all, journalism is a changing profession. No longer is the journalist just a reporter and writer but a modern storyteller with many news gathering and news disseminating tools.

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Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • digital storytelling

  • literary journalism (long-form journalism)

  • journalism graphics

  • news and magazine writing

  • advanced reporting techniques and research methods

  • communication theory

  • visual reporting

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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

  • a bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by its regional accrediting association. Review transcript submitting guidelines before applying.
  • either a cumulative baccalaureate grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the latter half of your baccalaureate
  • to meet departmental admissions criteria

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20332 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20332 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7380 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 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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