One-Year Master's Degree in Journalism

The one-year master's degree in Journalism is an option to the two-year program and can save students time and money. Students must complete a minimum of 33 units to graduate. The curriculum consists of four required courses including a final project, plus skills courses and electives. Electives can be drawn from journalism or with permission from other disciplines. Click on Professional and Journalism Studies to see the Journalism electives you can choose from. 

Professional (project only)

Fall Semester (12 units)

  • JOUR 506 Intro and Advanced Reporting
  • JOUR 507 Reporting with Multimedia
  • JOUR 508 Journalism Theory and Practice
  • One skills elective

Winter Session (3 units)

  • JOUR 539 Ethics and the News Media or JOUR 547 Government Secrecy

Spring Semester (12 units)

  • JOUR 509 International and U.S. Media Law
  • JOUR 589 Survey of Research Methods
  • JOUR 590F Arizona Sonora New
  • One elective

Summer Pre-session (3 units)

  • JOUR 539 Ethics and the New Media or JOUR 547 Government Secrecy

Summer 1 or 2 (3 units)

  • JOUR 909 Master's Project or JOUR 593 Internship

Journalism Studies (project only)

Fall Semester (12 units)

  • JOUR 508
  • Three electives

Winter Session (3 units)

  • JOUR 539 or JOUR 547

Spring Semester (12 units)

  • JOUR 509 
  • JOUR 589
  • Two electives

Summer Pre-session (3 units)

  • JOUR 539 or JOUR 547

Summer 1 or 2 (3 units)

  • JOUR 909 Master's Project or JOUR 593 Internship

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