Professional Journalism

The Professional Journalism graduate program encourages students to produce and analyze news and information across multiple platforms

Professional Journalism

The professional journalism specialization is for journalists who want to enhance their skills and knowledge and people looking to learn journalism skills in the digital media world. Instead of specializing in a particular medium, students will learn how to produce and analyze news and information across multiple platforms. This specialization is available on campus and online.

Under this option, the student must earn a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit, at least 18 of which must be earned in courses open exclusively to graduate students (900 or 800 level without 400 or lower counterparts). The program must include not fewer than 18 hours in the major. Students must complete a capstone project and intensive coursework in place of a minor. Fifteen hours of coursework is required and student selects 21 hours of electives.

Professional Journalism (option lll)

1. Required Courses (15 hours)
  JGRD 901 Ethics and Issues in Mass Communication* 3 cr. hr.
  JGRD 902 Multi-platform Journalism* 3 cr. hr.
  JGRD 903 Entrepreneurial Journalism* 3 cr. hr.
  JGRD 992 Professional Project* 6 cr. hr.
2. Elective Courses (21 hours), such as:
  Graduate level courses in ADPR, JGRD, JOUR, JOMC, BRDC  
  Electives outside the College with permission

* open to graduate students only