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Digital Journalism, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Online
The goal of the Master of Arts in Digital Journalism is to prepare learners to become dynamic new media professionals capable of using emerging technologies to generate, create, and disseminate news and analysis in a competitive, fast-moving global information environment.

About

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Develop digital informational content (text, graphics, audio, video) for dissemination across multiple media platforms.
  • Evaluate the effect of information and knowledge management structures on accuracy and reliability in news media publications.
  • Employ emerging media practices within ethical and legal boundaries.
  • Create interactive online publications for a global audience.
  • Evaluate contemporary business and marketing models used by media journalists to disseminate news products.
  • Analyze news and information gathered from computer databases.
  • Compare past and present trends in news writing, reporting, and editing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The New News 
  • Advanced Non-hction Writing 
  • Digital Audio & Video 
  • International Reporting 
  • Online Publishing 
  • Professional Editing 
  • Emerging News Business Models 
  • Computer-Assisted Research 
  • Communication Law 
  • Ethics in the New Media World 
  • I nvestigative Methods 
  • Producing Enterprise Projects 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    63 quarter units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Students with an undergraduate grade point average of 2.0 to 2.49 may be accepted to National University on probation (instead of taking the above tests). Students who receive a grade below "B" during their first 4.5 quarter units while on probation are disqualified and must apply to the Committee on the Application of Standards to be considered for reinstatement
  • Preliminary documentation of prior education must be presented at required interview with an admissions advisor. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.
  • Remit a non-refundable application fee of $60
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    416 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    416 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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