Michigan State University

24 months
27792 USD/year
27792 USD/year
14144 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts degree program in Journalism from Michigan State University provides students with the exciting opportunity to acquire lifelong skills and knowledge as critical thinkers, excellent writers, and visual communicators in preparation for journalism careers in new media technologies and traditional mass media anywhere in the world.


It provides flexibility to adapt to the needs of individuals for advanced study or for those without prior media experience or journalism education. It also encourages students to gain expertise in an area of study outside journalism that coincides with their future goals.

Learning outcomes

The Journalism program from Michigan State University appeals to applicants who seek employment in related areas of innovative journalism including mobile or online media, radio and TV news, documentaries, newspapers, magazines, photojournalism and other visual communication, media management, public relations, and journalism for domestic or international markets.

It serves applicants who seek fundamental, advanced and specialized courses in journalism and related fields, who wish to pursue doctoral study, who are professional journalists planning to advance in the industry, and those who will seek opportunities in fields such as environmental journalism and teaching.

The Master of Arts Degree program in Journalism is available under either Plan A (with thesis), usually for those who plan a career in research or to pursue doctoral study, or Plan B (without thesis), usually for those who seek a professional career in journalism or a related area. Students work closely with an academic advisor to successfully complete a program plan for this master’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Quantitative Research Methods
  • Media, Society and Theory
  • Journalism History and Qualitative Methods
  • Multiple Media ReportingI
  • Media, Society and Theory
  • Applied Research Methods in Journalism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants for admission are asked to provide the Journalism Graduate Committee with the following:

  • An official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate work.
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons who are familiar with the applicant's academic and professional work.
  • Scores on the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • A 750–word autobiography.
  • A 1000–word statement of goals for the master's degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    27792 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27792 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    14144 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14144 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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