To apply to the MA in Multimedia Journalism, please visit the Graduate Admissions page and submit an online application.
Applicants to the MA in Multimedia Journalism are not required to take a GRE or similar exam. For details on English proficiency, please visit the graduate admissions page linked above.
A strong applicant to the MA program would demonstrate good undergraduate academic standing, ideally a GPA of 3.0 or higher, a credible interest in the field, and some professional experience working in the news or media industry. Students with weaker GPAs but extensive professional experience, demonstrated interest in the field, and strong recommendation letters may be accepted on a case by case basis, especially if their GPA relates to a different field of study.
Applicants to the MA in Multimedia Journalism program must hold a bachelor’s degree or a minor in journalism, communication arts, media studies or a related field. Students with no prior education or degree in this field may be admitted with the condition of taking remedial undergraduate courses to fulfill prerequisite requirements. If a student held no bachelor’s or minor in journalism, communication arts, media studies or a related field, the minimum requirement is a B+ average in the following undergraduate remedial courses:
(1) JSC220 News Reporting and Writing - or - JSC228 Arabic News Writing and Reporting,
(2) JSC226 Multimedia Journalism Basics
(3) JSC312 Media and Society
(4) JSC419 Media Law and Ethics
Relevant undergraduate courses and/or extensive professional experience in the field may be considered on a case by case basis toward waiving some or all of these remedial undergraduate courses. Qualified students may benefit from graduate assistantships (scholarships) that cover part of their tuition fees and offer the chance to work closely with a faculty member on research. Application for a graduate assistantship (scholarship) is part of the admission application.
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