Master's Programs and Dual Degrees

Hannah Gaber in Oman

Hannah Gaber completed her dual-degree master’s in Journalism and Middle Eastern & North African Studies). She produced a documentary for her master’s project — in Oman. Click HERE to watch it.

Where Will Your Education Take You?

At the University of Arizona, an interest in journalism can take you as far as you can dream. The School of Journalism offers master's degrees for students wishing to become working journalists in the United States or abroad—our professional option—as well as for those interested in studying the impact of the media on social, political, economic and cultural decisions and events around the world—the journalism studies option.

The school’s programs are designed for students who have a journalism background as well as those who have no previous journalism experience. Full-time students can complete the curriculum in as little as one year. Part-time students are welcome. Excellent undergraduate students can earn an M.A. degree in one extra year through our Accelerated Master's Program.

The program also allows you to explore special areas of interest at the same time you hone your journalistic skills and understanding. The dual-degree programs are designed to give you additional knowledge about key regions of the world, their political issues and, in some cases, advanced language proficiency. This enhanced awareness is of crucial importance for U.S. international relations. In just one year of study beyond the stand-alone journalism degrees (language training excepted), you could earn a master's in journalism and the following:

A partnership with the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) allows journalism graduate students to take up to 9 units offered by any of the SILLC master's programs (Classics, East Asian Studies, French, German Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies). Master's students in SILLC programs can take up to 9 graduate units in the School of Journalism.

Interested? Continue on for more important information


For more information on application and administrative questions:
Celina Centeno

For advising and curriculum questions:
Prof. Carol Schwalbe



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