About the School

We prepare students to face the complex challenges confronting journalists in print, broadcast, and online media, as well as teach critical skills valuable in any career. Take a tour and meet our faculty

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Speciality Areas

The University of Arizona journalism program, founded in 1951 and nationally accredited since 1964, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism, and is one of the few programs in the country to offer dual master’s degrees in Latin American StudiesMiddle Eastern and North African Studies, and other disciplines. In addition to a strong focus in global journalism, the school excels in science and environmental journalism and public affairs reporting.

Experienced Faculty

Faculty members have significant professional experience from working at The New York Times, National Geographic, television news stations, and through Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporting career projects. 

Training Future Journalists

The school has a strong tradition of training journalists the fundamentals that will help them succeed in any career, whether print, broadcast, or online. Students are taught how to gather information, critically analyze it, and communicate it effectively, accurately, and ethically. We are one of the few programs to require every student to take courses in ethics, public affairs reporting, and media publication to apply skills in the real world. Students also are trained in the latest technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing digital media environment.

We focus on just journalism – providing students the chance to learn in small classes where they get to know their professors and are instilled in the values of a profession that provides citizens the information they need to self-govern.

Alumni Success

Our graduates have gone on to work for major news media ranging from The New York Times to CNN International, have won every major award in the profession — including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Magazine Award — and have written stories that have changed state and national laws and policies.

Notable alumni include Savannah Guthrie,  co-host of NBC’s "Today" show; Dan Hicks, NBC Sports; author Lynne Olson; and Pulitzer Prize winners such as Nancy Cleeland, Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin, Elinor Brecher, and Frank Sotomayor and José Galvez.