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Journalism - French Studies, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
The Joint Degree in Journalism - French Studies is a unique program from New York University that enables M.A. students to explore French Studies at the IFS while gaining professional journalism training at the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute’s Global & Joint Program.


All aspects of the M.A. program in French Studies apply to this joint Journalism - French Studies program from New York University as well except that the latter is a two-year program and students divide their time between the IFS and the Carter Journalism Institute (see a sample program of study below). In their second year, students complete an M.A. project in the form of a professional piece of journalistic work focusing on a French subject.

 Each year, a small group of students work toward a joint M.A. degree in journalism alongside a specific area studies program, known informally as “GloJo/French Studies” (Global and Joint Program Studies). Through the program, students can deepen their knowledge of the cultures, histories, and politics of Francophone societies, jump-starting careers in journalism and any number of related fields.

 On the Journalism side, the focus is intensive preparation in research, reporting, and writing along with professional-level advancement in the use of multimedia techniques and tools. We strongly encourage prospective students to visit the GloJo website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Journalism – European and Mediterranean Studies: 
  • Journalism – Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Journalism – Near Eastern Studies
  • Journalism – French Studies: 44 credits total 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11136 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    22272 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11136 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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