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Communication - Journalism Track

Stanford University

24 months
36210 USD/year
36210 USD/year
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Right now, work at Stanford and the broader Silicon Valley is changing the way stories are discovered, told, and transmitted. Stanford University Communication - Journalism Track is designed to help you lead that transformation. Core courses and electives will allow students to produce work that is multimedia, data-intensive, and entrepreneurial.


Key facts

The Communication - Journalism Track program from Stanford University is rigorous, with students learning how to combine the best of data journalism and storytelling skills. It is small by design: The average journalism MA cohort consists of about 15 students. It is a springboard to a career: Recent graduates are working at many of the world’s most influential media and technology companies.

The minimum number of units for a master’s degree in Communication-Journalism Track is 45 unduplicated units beyond the 180 units required for the bachelor’s degree. The maximum number of units per quarter taken at graduate level is 18, with any additional units taken within the same quarter charged at a per unit rate.

Students in the Coterminal Master’s Program in Communication may transfer certain courses between their undergraduate and graduate careers by submitting a Coterminal Course Approval Form to the Registrar’s Office. Courses that were taken since, and including, Autumn quarter of sophomore year are eligible for transfer. Both undergraduate and graduate departments must approve any such transfer in courses. These courses may only count toward one career or the other.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Perspectives on American Journalism 
  • Public Affairs Data Journalism
  • Multimedia Storytelling 
  • News Reporting + Writing Fundamentals
  • Journalism Law 
  • Journalism Thesis 
  • Advanced Digital Media Production
  • Big Local Journalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


45 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Three Journalistic Samples
  • Transcripts 
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Official TOEFL scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18105 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18105 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 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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