24 months
775 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
775 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
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Gain sought-after skills as an adaptable, data-literate multimedia journalist. With an MA in Journalism from DePaul University, you’ll graduate with more than an academic understanding of journalism and its impact on the world; you’ll have a solid professional network and robust portfolio to show employers.


Create socially responsible, accurate and impactful digital, print, and broadcast content using the latest reporting tools. Whether you’re an active professional looking to expand your knowledge and network, or your bachelor’s degree is in another field and you want to pivot to journalism—you’ll leave DePaul headed to the next step of your writing, editing or production career.

The Journalism program from DePaul University is typically completed in two years. Classes are offered weekday evenings on the Loop Campus.

Learn from experienced reporters

  • Work on investigative reporting projects with Peabody Prize-winning Chicago and national media veterans Carol Marin and Don Moseley, co-leaders of DePaul’s Center for Journalism Integrity and Excellence. Under their guidance, students produce and edit impactful content for the Chicago Sun-Times and NBC5 as part of the DePaul Documentary Project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Multimedia News Production
  • Television News Reporting
  • Newscast Production
  • Visual Communication
  • Brand Journalism
  • Journalism Law And Ethics
  • Sports Reporting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Students may be admitted to the program for the fall, winter, or spring quarters.


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $40 application fee.
  • Official undergraduate transcript showing the completion of a bachelor's degree (minimum grade point average preferred is 3.0 on a 4-point scale).
  • A Statement of Purpose (750 words) explaining why the student is seeking admission to the program.
  • A writing sample (a research paper that demonstrates the applicant's ability to synthesize and analyze scholarly work or a work-related document that demonstrates the candidate’s engagement with media-related projects)
  • Or for applicants without a background in journalism, you can submit an alternate writing sample.
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • GRE scores are not required, but may be submitted to strengthen an application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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