Sayers' redistricting project
Justin Sayers (2019) defended his master's project — "Redistricting Arizona in 2020: Could an increasingly politically diverse Arizona remain a Republican stronghold?" Sayers, who also received his B.A. from the J-school in 2014, covers local government for the Arizona Daily Star. Click HERE to see his project.
Gaber's Oman project
Hannah Gaber (2016) 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. Gaber is now at USA Today after helping the Arizona Republic win a Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting.
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.
- One-year M.A. in Journalism
- M.A. in Journalism, professional emphasis
- M.A. in Journalism, studies emphasis
- Accelerated Master's Program
Dual-degree programs allow students to explore special areas of interest at the same time they hone their journalistic skills and understanding. In just one year of study beyond the stand-alone journalism degrees (advanced language training excepted), students can earn a master's in journalism and one of the following:
- Dual M.A. in Journalism and Legal Studies
- Dual M.A. in Journalism and Environmental Science
- Dual M.A. in Journalism and Master of Public Administration
- Dual M.A. in Journalism and Latin American Studies
- Dual M.A. in Journalism and Middle Eastern and North African Studies
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
- Graduate Specialties (NEW!)
- Master's Alumni Updates
- Welcome to the Journalism School
- UA Journalism at a Glance
- School News
- Why Choose the University of Arizona?
- A Summary of Our Master's Programs
- Ph.D. Minor in Journalism
- Journalism Course Descriptions
- Graduate Student Handbook
- The Faculty
- Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid
- UA Graduate College
- Admission Requirements
- Apply Online
- Graduate & Professional Student Council
- Information for Current Students: Your Pathway to Success
- Journalism School Student Organizations
For more information on application and administrative questions:
Program Coordinator for Graduate Studies
For advising and curriculum questions:
Professor of Practice, Director of Graduate Studies