Master's Programs and Dual Degrees

• For fall: Rolling deadline, preferably by Feb. 15
• For spring: Rolling deadline, preferably by Aug. 1 for international students or Sept. 1 for domestic students.

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.

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:

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:
Debbie Cross
Program Coordinator for Graduate Studies

For advising and curriculum questions:
Maggy Zanger
Professor of Practice, Director of Graduate Studies