Science Communication, M.Sc. | University of California, Santa Cruz | Santa Cruz, United States
12 months
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15102 USD/year
15102 USD/year
14178 USD/year
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About

Science Communication from University of California, Santa Cruz fits you if you enjoy explaining your work, and science in general, to non-scientist friends more than you like working in the lab.

Overview

Science Communication from University of California, Santa Cruz is focusing entirely on practical training through rigorous coursework and diverse internships. It's the only graduate science writing program in the U.S. that requires a degree in science and experience in research.

Careers

Our alumni, more than 350 strong, work as reporters and editors at the nation's top science magazines, online news services, research agencies, universities, and medical centers. About half of our graduates freelance, mainly to live where they wish and to cover the science that captivates them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reporting science news; writing and editing workshop. 
  • Visual journalism and multimedia instruction 
  • Photography, 
  • Social media and video fundamentals.
  • Science feature writing; 
  • Multimedia reporting and storytelling. 
  • Investigative and policy reporting; profiles.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts 
  • Résumé
  • A Statement of Purpose is required:
  • A Personal History Statement is also required:
  • Degree in science or engineering (i.e. bachelor's, master's, postbacc, PhD)
  • Academic research or professional experience in your field (six months minimum)
  • Three to five strong letters of recommendation
  • English Proficiency
  • GPA 3.0

Tuition Fee

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    15102 USD/year
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  • National

    15102 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15102 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    14178 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14178 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Santa Cruz

1710 - 2560 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Financing partner MPOWER Financing Student Loans between $2,001 - $100,000

Funding

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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