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    Dec 09, 2022  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism, MJ

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The following requirements must be satisfied for a Master of Journalism.


The MJ 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 MJ degree has no foreign language requirement, and the 6-hour thesis is optional, but the candidate must complete a minimum of 36 hours of graduate work. A minor of at least 6 hours in another field is required for those students whose undergraduate degrees are in journalism. If as many as 12 hours of minor work are done, they may be divided equally between two approved fields.

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.

Minor fields

Recommended minor fields for the MJ are English, history, information science, political science, radio/television/film, sociology, economics and business administration.

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