American Journalism (MA)

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Program Description

This is a 30-credit, fully remote master’s program that trains students, no matter where they live, for a thriving career as a journalist in today’s economy. The program allows students to earn a graduate degree while building a portfolio of published work and building relationships with mentors without leaving home. Students in this program form the masthead of a publication for which they work as reporters, editors, social media managers, copyeditors and more to gain real-world experience. Collaborating remotely using the same tools as working journalists around the world, students edit each other’s work, experience the challenges of the modern newsroom, and learn the opportunities of the news business. Upon completion of the program, students will be equipped to report stories, record podcasts, shoot and edit video, perform investigations,  write and long-form features. Students are paired with a working journalist to serve as a mentor throughout their time in the program. This program can be done full-time or part-time.


All applicants to the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

See Journalism for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.