18 months
1804 USD/credit 43296 USD/year
1804 USD/credit 43296 USD/year
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The Master of Arts in Journalism - Media Innovation program at Northeastern University trains journalists in skills like videography, data journalism, data visualization, web development, game design, and entrepreneurship. The goal of the program is to meet the demand for master storytellers who are also digitally fluent.


The Journalism - Media Innovation program was designed with a single goal in mind: retrain journalists to become digitally fluent storytellers. The one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary program empowers journalists to think creatively about the future of the news, and provides the digital tools they need to thrive in today’s newsrooms.

Based in Boston with its vibrant media and technology scene, students gain real-world experience in newsrooms in the city and across the country through Northeastern University’s cooperative education program. In the media innovation program we embrace this time of rapid change in our industry. We don’t have to reinvent journalism. We get to reinvent journalism.

Unique Features

  • The media innovation track is designed for students with significant journalism experience or an undergraduate degree in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Digital Journalism
  • Media Innovation Studio
  • Telling Your Story with Data
  • News Documentary Production
  • Photojournalism
  • Design for Storytelling
  • The Newsroom
  • Global Reporting
  • Video News Reporting and Producing
  • Coding for Digital Storytelling
  • The Art and Craft of Opinion Journalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Priority deadline for scholarship consideration: February 1


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • Application fee
  • Resumé
  • Transcripts for all institutions attended
  • TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo exam scores for international applicants
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Samples of published work (optional)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1804 USD per credit during 18 months.
  • National

    43296 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1804 USD per credit during 18 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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