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Journalism - Graduate, M.A.

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Saint Charles, MO, United States
Earn a master of arts degree in journalism at Lindenwood University. The MA in Journalism will provide you with a firm foundation in critical theories and trends, as well as the practical application and problem solving involved in broadcast and print.

Overview

The MA in Journalism provides students with a firm foundation in critical theories and trends, as well as the practical application and problem solving involved in broadcast and print. Students are exposed to various approaches in the field, provided with the history and ethics of journalism, guiding principles, and its role in a global society. News gathering and story composition techniques are applied to print, broadcast, and electronic media.

A graduate student in the School of Arts, Media, and Communications may take only one tutorial or independent study course and may enroll in a maximum of nine graduate credit hours per semester. A student may not receive graduate credit for any course designated as a dually-enrolled course, if that student received credit for the undergraduate version of that course.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Research and Scholastic Writing
  • Graduate Seminar 
  • Thesis/Directed Project 
  • Special Topics
  • Multiplatform Reporting
  • Mass Communications Law

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    81

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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

In addition to the requirements of all graduate students, applicants to the School of Arts, Media, and Communications should complete and/or submit the following:

  • Transcripts demonstrating completion of undergraduate degree in related field with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA in all major coursework.
  • Three letters of recommendation submitted through school portal. 
  • 1,000-word Statement of Purpose describing applicant’s goals. 
  • Specific deliverables depending on area of study, such as a writing sample and/or portfolio of work, brought to on-campus interview.

Tuition Fee

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    8150 USD/year
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    8150 USD/year
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Living costs for Saint Charles

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
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