24 months
56487 USD/year
56487 USD/year
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And at a time where data is everywhere, we’re training students to have the tech know-how to discover stories using data skills and how to effectively tell those stories using multimedia.  The Journalism program is offered at Stanford University.


Key facts

In winter quarter, the Journalism program will host a discussion forum for students to present and exchange views on the most current and emerging trends, issues, and practices in the communications industry. Working journalists and news experts are frequently invited as guests to share their professional expertise and practical insights relevent to the challenges impacting the ever-changing media landscape.

The Graduate Program in Journalism provides a unique opportunity for students to showcase their talents as prospective authors and journalists. Each student will launch an intensive, in-depth inquiry into an area that they are personally interested in examining and critiquing at length. The MA Project represents a major commitment of time and effort. While there is no formal publishing requirement, the completed project must be judged by a member of the Journalism faculty to be of a quality acceptable for publication. Successful completion is a precondition for graduation from the program. MA Projects are typically launched during the Winter Quarter with a deadline-driven submission date of the last day of class of Spring Quarter.

Enrolled students in the Journalism Program have priority access to the Chilton R. Bush Journalism Laboratory, a continually upgraded state-of-the-art computer hub. The space is equipped with a host of new information technology resources: multimedia hardware and software applications, audio-visual editing and production systems, content management and web-publishing tools. Workstations are fully networked with high-speed Internet connections. Technology training also is available for students through the University’s Meyer Multimedia Lab, a state-of-the-art facility that features online tutorials, a wide range of software editing programs, video equipment, and a fully staffed help desk. The Journalism Program also makes classroom use of Wallenberg Hall, one of the most innovative and technologically-enhanced teaching/learning laboratories in the world. The Journalism program is offered at Stanford University.

The Department of Communication frequently hosts special events to discuss and promote the universal presence and techno-future of all things journalism. Carlos Kelly McClatchy Memorial Lectures and Symposia were established in 1964, to bring Stanford University distinguished national and world leaders in the field of journalism. Its purpose is to give students first-hand insights into the responsibilities of journalists putting fingers to keyboards in a democratic society and to stimulate critical thinking about the performance of mass media in an increasingly global society.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Journalism Law
  • Perspectives on American Journalism
  • Digital Media Entrepreneurship
  • Public Affairs Data Journalism 
  • Multimedia Storytelling
  • News Reporting & Writing Fundamentals
  • Journalism Thesis
  • Graduate Journalism Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


45 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at Stanford, a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.
  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. See minimum level of study required of International applicants.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English.
  • International students enrolled must be able to read English with ease, understand rapid idiomatic English as used in lectures and group discussions. 

Tuition Fee

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    56487 USD/year
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Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 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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