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    Jan 17, 2021  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism, MA

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The following requirements must be satisfied for a Master of Arts with a major in journalism.


General requirements for the Master of Arts with a major in journalism are the same as those listed in the Master’s Degree Requirements section of this catalog. The MA candidate whose undergraduate degree is not in journalism may be required to take up to 12 hours of undergraduate courses in journalism as approved by the graduate program director.

The MA candidate in journalism must complete a minimum of 36 semester hours, including 6 hours of thesis courses. A minor is not required, but up to 12 hours may be taken in a minor field, or the 12 hours may be divided between two minor fields. The MA requires foreign language competency. The student should meet with his or her advisor after completing 12 hours to select a thesis chair and committee and to register for the comprehensive exam. The comprehensive exam must be passed before registering for thesis hours.

Remaining courses

With the approval of the graduate advisor, a candidate may select his or her remaining course work to support career interests such as broadcast journalism; business journalism; health, science and environmental journalism; international communications; Internet, interactive and virtual digital communications; investigative journalism; management and entrepreneurship; mass communication research; narrative journalism; sports journalism; strategic communications; advertising and public relations; and visual communications.

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