Master's Degree Programs

 Watch the award-winning documentary on the U.S.-Mexico border that UA J School graduate students helped produce.

Master’s Degree Programs

We have options in Professional Development and International Journalism Studies. Learn how to become a working journalist in the United States or abroad, or study the ethics and practices of journalism and its impact on contemporary society around the world.

What can we offer you?

Just Journalism. We offer classes in reporting, writing, theory, media analysis, law and ethics. We don’t teach advertising or public relations.

The Border, the World. Our students report regularly from the Mexican border, just 60 miles away, as well as the Mideast and Latin America.

Dual Degrees. Double your options with a dual degree in journalism and Latin American Studies, Near Eastern Studies or Public Administration.

Inspirational Faculty. Work alongside award-winning professors who have been professional journalists around the globe.

Real-world Experience. Learn by doing with hands-on skills classes, apprenticeships, internships in media outlets around the country and study-abroad classes in Italy and Costa Rica.

Emphases in Professional Development and International Journalism

The School of Journalism offers master’s degree programs for students wishing to become working journalists in the United States or abroad, as well as for those interested in studying the theory and role of journalism in a global society.

Faculty with extensive journalism experience throughout the world create a particularly strong international curriculum, including dual degrees with Latin American Studies and Near Eastern Studies, among others. The school’s graduate programs are designed for students who have no previous journalism experience, those who are mid-career professionals from the United States or other countries, or students looking to study the function and effects of journalism in the United States and throughout the world.

Scroll down for the different program options and requirements or click the links to jump to the information of interest to you.

Graduate program summaries:

Funding Available

Applicants should not count on financial aid from the journalism school their first year.  We do have a number of small scholarship funds, however, that are awarded competitively in May to students here for at least one semester.

The Graduate College has a considerable number of scholarships, grants, fellowships and loans available.  See them at here.