Dual M.A. JOUR/Studies of Global Media

Gain an immersive experience in global journalism to either work as a professional journalist covering global issues in the U.S. or abroad, or develop a deep understanding of the media’s role in the world. This dual-degree program provides an opportunity for students to go much deeper into the scholarship and practice of global media.

Course Requirements

You must complete a minimum of 51 units to earn dual master’s degrees in Journalism (JOUR) and Studies of Global Media (GLO).

Journalism Courses (18 Units)

Required:   JOUR 508       Journalism Theory and Practice (3 units)

Electives: Select 5 of any JOUR classes below (15 units)

Professional emphasis:

JOUR 505        Media Apprentice (3 units)

JOUR 506        Introductory and Advanced Reporting (3 units)

JOUR 507        Reporting with Multimedia (3 units)

JOUR 511        Feature Writing (3 units)

JOUR 522        Publication Design (3 units)

JOUR 526        Reporting the Middle East (3 units)

JOUR 528        Product Development in Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 533        Digging with Data (3 units)

JOUR 547        Access to Government Information (3 units)

JOUR 555        Environmental Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 572        Science Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 573        Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (3 units)

JOUR 580        Advanced Multimedia (3 units)

JOUR 582        Drone Zone (3 units)

JOUR 584        News App Development (3 units)

JOUR 590F       Arizona-Sonora News (3 units)

JOUR 593        Internship (3 units)

Studies oriented:

JOUR 502        Media & Terrorism (3 units)

JOUR 520        Digital Communications Law (3 units)

JOUR 565        Issues in Covering Science and the Environment (3 units)

JOUR 587        History of American Journalism (3 units)

JOUR 596F       Media Coverage of International Crises (3 units)

JOUR 573        Reporting in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands (3 units)

Any other elective in or outside the school, including Bilingual Journalism (BJP), as approved by the school

Shared Journalism/Studies of Global Media Courses (15 units)

JOUR 509        International and U.S. Media Law (3 units)

JOUR 589        Survey of Research Methods (3 units)

GLO 535          Media Ethics & Diversity (3 units)

GLO 560          Disinformation & Information (3 units)

JOUR 909        Project or JOUR 910 Thesis (3 units)

Studies of Global Media Courses (18 units)

Required:  GLO 540          Freedom of Expression and RTI (3 units)

GLO 570          Documentary Journalism (3 units)

Select 4 of any GLO elective (12 units):

GLO 503          Media & Global Terrorism (3 units)

GLO 530          Social Movement Media in a Global Context (3 units)

GLO 545          Media, War & Peace (3 units)

GLO 550          Media & the Environment (3 units)

GLO 555          Media & Human Rights (3 units)

GLO 590          Media & Humanitarian Crises

Any other elective in or outside the school, including BJP, as approved by the school

Contact Us

For more information on application and administrative questions:
E-mail: sbs-jour-grad@arizona.edu  


For advising and curriculum questions about the Journalism M.A.:

Monica Chadha
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies