12 months
1706 USD/credit 61416 USD/year
1706 USD/credit 61416 USD/year
768 USD/credit 27648 USD/year
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The Masters in Journalism degree from University of Maryland is a non-thesis program that requires up to 36 credits. This program is intended for students, whether experienced or not, who want to work as professional journalists after graduation. 


Key facts:

Students in the Journalism program at University of Maryland culminates in a review of their journalism portfolio by a panel of faculty and professionals. 

There is no thesis requirement for MJ students. Broadcast or multi-platform students may further specialize in investigative, computational/data or sports focuses and may also steer their degree into other types of journalism through course selection. In their last semester, MJ students enroll in a six-credit capstone course in one of the Capital News Service (CNS) bureaus on campus, in Annapolis or Washington, D.C.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing and Editing
  • Multimedia Skills
  • Theories of Journalism and Public Communication
  • News Videography
  • Seminar in Mass Media History
  • Seminar in Public Affairs Reporting
  • Capital News Service: D.C. and Annapolis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Statement of purpose (NOTE TO DATA JOURNALISM APPLICANTS: Please outline your interest in data journalism in this statement.)
  • Three writing samples
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Transcripts
  • TOEFL for international students
  • Portfolio is optional
  • GRE is not required

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    61416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1706 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    27648 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 768 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for College Park

1676 - 2838 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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