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Investigative Journalism

Arizona State University

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Investigative Journalism MA program from Arizona State University prepares students to launch high-level investigative reporting careers at the world's most prestigious news organizations.


Investigate and uncover stories impacting our world in the nation's first masters degree in investigative journalism. Led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists, you earn experience publishing hard-hitting stories in national media outlets long before graduating, preparing to become a powerhouse investigative storyteller in as few as 12 months.

This Investigative Journalism MA program from Arizona State University is designed for career switchers, those with experience in fields such as law, health, business, government and the arts, and for early-career to mid-career journalists who want to develop specialization in investigative techniques.

Students combine their existing knowledge with investigative reporting techniques, multimedia production skills and interdisciplinary research methods to produce storytelling with deep public impact.

Career Opportunities

Investigative reporting is in high demand in news organizations, large and small, around the world, and graduates of the Cronkite School's Master of Arts in investigative journalism program are uniquely prepared to excel in these positions, applying experience with investigative reporting techniques, data analysis and immersive storytelling using text, photo, video and audio content.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Journalism Skills 
  • Media Law 
  • Data Journalism 
  • History, Philosophy and Ethics of Journalism 
  • Accountability in Journalism 
  • Techniques of Investigative Reporting 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


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Academic requirements

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in any discipline or related field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
Applicants are required to submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • professional resume
  • letter of intent
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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