Interactive Journalism (MA)
Offered by the School of Communication, this weekend MA program is designed for professionals whose schedules make Saturday classes an excellent alternative to full-time study. The focus on converged media and online journalism allows the program, much like the industry, to adapt regularly and stay on the cutting edge. Students produce journalism for use on multiple digital platforms.
Admission to the Program
In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for graduate study, applicants must have at least three years of relevant work experience. Also, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a 1,000-word essay on the applicant's commitment to pursuing graduate study in the program are submitted with the application.
Some students may be required to take COMM-050 Boot Camp for Journalists (0) at the start of the program after a skills assessment from the program director.
- 30 credit hours of approved graduate work.
- Capstone experience: COMM-720 Capstone Seminar in Journalism (3).
- A grade point average of 3.00 maintained during all work toward the degree.
Core Courses (12 credit hours)
- COMM-601 Communication Law (3) (with grade of B or better)
- COMM-622 Writing and Editing for Convergent Media (3)
- COMM-652 Web Studio (3)
- COMM-720 Capstone Seminar in Journalism (3) (with grade of B or better)