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2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism, MJ

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.

JOUR 5040 - Media Studies and Theories , must be taken in the first term/semester of study in the journalism graduate program.

Remaining Courses

With the approval of the graduate advisor, a candidate may select their remaining course work to support career interests such as arts and entertainment; broadcast journalism; business journalism; general media studies; health, medicine, sciences and environmental journalism; international communications; Internet, interactive and virtual digital communications; investigative journalism, law and journalism; management and entrepreneurship; mass communication research; multicultural communications; narrative journalism; public and civic journalism; race, gender, ethnicity and sexuality communications; religion and 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.