Professional M.A. Partnership with SILLC

Become an educated future leader of the new global economy in a world that increasingly requires the highest level of intercultural competence.

About the Partnership

The School of Journalism allows Journalism graduate students to count up to 9 units offered by any of the School of International Languages, Literatures, & Cultures (SILLC) master's programs—Classics, East Asian Studies, French, German Studies, Russian and Slavic Studies.

Both schools will admit a specific and limited selection of graduate students previously selected by the respective Graduate Selection committees. The GRE and any other admission test requirement will be waived. Each school will have a final decision on the maximum number of students admitted to its programs per academic year.

Graduate students taking courses as part of this partnership in the SILLC disciplines or the School of Journalism will only pay tuition and program fees in their home M.A. program. However, they will be required to pay any course-related lab or equipment fees in the partner school when applicable.

Partnered Programs of Study

You can select from the following four programs of study:

Professional M.A. in Russian/Journalism (33 units)

Year 1

Fall Semester (9 units)

  • RSSS 515-002: Advanced Topics, Structure of Russian (3 units)
  • RSSS 5XX or 6XX: Elective (3 units)
  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (9 units)

  • RSSS 515-001: Advanced Topics, Oral Communication (3 units)
  • RSSS 515-002: Advanced Topics, Reading (3 units)
  • RSSS 5XX or 6XX: Elective (3 units)

Year 2

Fall Semester (9 units)

  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)
  • RSSS 5XX or 6XX: Elective (3 units)
  • RSSS 5XX or 6XX: Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (6 units)

  • RSSS 5XX or 6XX: Elective (3 units)
  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)

Journalism Electives

  • JOUR 502: Media and Terrorism (3 units)
  • JOUR 504: Freedom of Expression (3 units)
  • JOUR 506: Introductory and Advanced Reporting (3 units)
  • JOUR 507: Reporting with Multimedia (3 units)
  • JOUR 509: International and US Media Law (3 units)
  • JOUR 560: International Media Systems (3 units)
  • JOUR 511: Feature Writing (3 units)
  • JOUR 558: International Opinion Writing (3 units)
  • JOUR 572: Science Journalism (3 units)
  • JOUR 596D: Journalism Seminar (3 units)

Professional M.A. in East Asian Studies/Journalism (31 units)

Year 1

Fall Semester (10 units)

  • EAS 595A: Master Colloquium (1 unit)
  • CHN 515 or JPN 521 (3 units)
  • CHN or JPN or EAS 5XX: Elective (3 units)
  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (6 units)

  • CHN 565: English/Chinese Translation or JPN 547 or JPN 596A (3 units)
  • CHN 515 or JPN 522 (3 units)

Year 2

Fall Semester (9 units)

  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)
  • EAS 695A: Introduction to East Asian Studies: History, Methods, Theories (3 units)
  • CHN or JPN or EAS 5XX: Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (6 units)

  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)
  • CHN or JPN or EAS 5XX: Elective (3 units)

Journalism Electives

  • JOUR 502: Media and Terrorism (3 units)
  • JOUR 504: Freedom of Expression (3 units)
  • JOUR 506: Introductory and Advanced Reporting (3 units)
  • JOUR 507: Reporting with Multimedia (3 units)
  • JOUR 509: International and US Media Law (3 units)
  • JOUR 560: International Media Systems (3 units)
  • JOUR 511: Feature Writing (3 units)
  • JOUR 520: Digital Communications Law (3 units)
  • JOUR 528: Entrepreneurial Journalism (3 units)
  • JOUR 533: Digging with Data (3 units)
  • JOUR 558: International Opinion Writing (3 units)
  • JOUR 572: Science Journalism (3 units)
  • JOUR 580: Advanced Multimedia (3 units)
  • JOUR 584: Mobile App Development (3 units)
  • JOUR 593: Internship specializing in digital storytelling (3 units)
  • JOUR 596D: Journalism Seminar (3 units)

Professional M.A. in French/Journalism (30 units)

Year 1

Fall Semester (9 units)

  • FREN 533: Business French 1 (3 units)
  • FREN 5XX: Elective (3 units)
  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (6 units)

  • FREN 532: French Translation (3 units)
  • FREN 534: Business French 2 (3 units) 
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Year 2

Fall Semester (9 units)

  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)
  • FREN 5XX: Elective (3 units)
  • FREN 5XX: Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (6 units)

  • FREN 5XX: Elective (3 units)
  • JOUR 5XX: Elective (3 units)

Journalism Electives

JOUR 502: Media and Terrorism (3 units)
JOUR 504: Freedom of Expression (3 units)
JOUR 506: Introductory and Advanced Reporting (3 units)
JOUR 507: Reporting with Multimedia (3 units)
JOUR 509: International and US Media Law (3 units)
JOUR 511: Feature Writing (3 units)
JOUR 520: Digital Communications Law (3 units)
JOUR 528: Entrepreneurial Journalism (3 units)
JOUR 533: Digging with Data (3 units)
JOUR 558: International Opinion Writing (3 units)
JOUR 560: International Media Systems (3 units)
JOUR 572: Science Journalism (3 units)
JOUR 580: Advanced Multimedia (3 units)
JOUR 584: Mobile App Development (3 units)
JOUR 593: Internship specializing in digital storytelling (3 units)
JOUR 596D: Journalism Seminar (3 units)
JOUR 597B: Advanced Photojournalism in Italy (3 units) 

Professional M.A. in German Studies/Journalism (33 units)

Year 1

Fall Semester (9 units)

  • JOUR 5XX Elective (3 units)
  • GER 508 Approaches to German Studies (3 units)
  • GER 5XX Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (6 units)

  • GER 575 Advanced Oral Expression and Written Composition (3 units)
  • GER 5XX Elective (3 units)
  • GER 5XX Elective (3 units)

Year 2

Fall Semester (9 units)

  • JOUR 5XX Elective (3 units)
  • GER 5XX Elective (3 units)
  • GER 5XX Elective (3 units)

Spring Semester (6 units)

  • JOUR 5XX Elective (3 units)
  • GER 5XX Elective (3 units)

Journalism Electives

  • JOUR 502: Media and Terrorism (3 units)
  • JOUR 504: Freedom of Expression (3 units)
  • JOUR 506: Introductory and Advanced Reporting (3 units)
  • JOUR 507: Reporting with Multimedia (3 units)
  • JOUR 509: International and US Media Law (3 units)
  • JOUR 560: International Media Systems (3 units)
  • JOUR 511: Feature Writing (3 units)
  • JOUR 558: International Opinion Writing (3 units)
  • JOUR 572: Science Journalism (3 units)
  • JOUR 596D: Journalism Seminar (3 units)
  • JOUR 520: Digital Communications Law (3 units)
  • JOUR 528: Entrepreneurial Journalism (3 units)
  • JOUR 533: Digging with Data (3 units)
  • JOUR 580: Advanced Multimedia (3 units)
  • JOUR 584: Mobile App Development (3 units)
  • JOUR 593: Internship specializing in digital storytelling (3 units)
  • JOUR 597B: Advanced Photojournalism in Italy (3 units)