The School of Journalism charges students program fees to provide special services and equipment required to prepare students for their professional careers. Ideally, the university would provide funds for the extra expenses, but that would not be fair to other majors, such as History or Philosophy, that do not require specialized equipment or services. Many majors at the UA don’t need the latest industry-standard software, digital cameras, or internship training, but journalism does to remain nationally competitive. We want to make sure students have the tools they need to succeed.
Graduate Program Fees
Journalism grad students pay $100 per credit as a program fee. Of the total $22,000 in revenue typical each year, the university distributes about $3,000 for students who demonstrate financial need and another $3,000 is allocated to the university’s central administration. The school is left with about $16,000 to go toward coordination of the master’s program by paying for some of the salary and benefits of the graduate program coordinator.