24 months
1605 USD/credit 28890 USD/year
1605 USD/credit 28890 USD/year
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The Hofstra University's Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations is dedicated to a quality liberal arts education. 


The programme

  • The MA in Journalism at the Hofstra University is constructed on the foundation of a strong sequence of study within a core curriculum that teaches fundamental reporting and multimedia skills, critical thinking, and effective oral and written expression in order to prepare individuals for careers as truthful and accurate media professionals, including reporters, producers, editors and broadcasters. 
  • After completing a core of journalism ethics, reporting, writing and multimedia skills courses, students may pursue study in the specialized fields of sports and entertainment journalism, or community and investigative journalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Frameworks of Contemporary Journalism
  • Advanced Contemporary Journalism
  • Innovative News Platforms and Product Development
  • Journalism Ethics and Law
  • The Craft of Editing
  • Capstone Project
  • TV News Reporting, Videography and Editing
  • Feature Reporting for Radio and Podcast
  • Sports Journalism
  • Entertainment Journalism
  • Media Relations Techniques for the Sports and Entertainment Industries
  • Media in Sports and Entertainment Industries

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Rolling Admission


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective students should have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, and earned an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.
  • In addition to a completed application and an official transcript of undergraduate work, applicants should submit a personal essay as a writing sample. This should be a 500 to 750 word essay describing personal and educational history, past employment, volunteer work or related experience in the applicant's intended field of study, plans for graduate study and plans for a professional career.
  • Applicants must also submit a current resume, transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.
  • Although not required for admission, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit any published newspaper, magazine, or online clips they may have.
  • GRE scores are not required for the MA in journalism, but may be submitted.
  • An interview is sometimes requested by the program director for admission to the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    28890 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1605 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Hempstead

1300 - 2834 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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