The University of Arizona journalism program, founded in 1951 and nationally accredited since 1964, offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism, and is one of the few programs in the country to offer dual master’s degrees in Latin American StudiesMiddle Eastern and North African Studies, and other disciplines. In addition to a strong focus in global journalism, the school excels in science/environmental journalism and public affairs reporting.

The school has a strong tradition of training journalists the fundamentals that will help them succeed in any career, whether print, broadcast or online. Students are taught how to gather information, critically analyze it, and communicate it effectively, accurately, and ethically. We are one of the few programs to require every student to take courses in ethics, public affairs reporting, and media publication to apply skills in the real world. Students also are trained in the latest technology they need to succeed in an ever-changing digital media environment.

Faculty members have significant professional experience from working at The New York Times, National Geographic, television news stations, and through Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative reporting career projects. Our graduates have gone to work for major news media ranging from The New York Times to CNN International, have won every major award in the profession — including the Pulitzer Prize and the National  Magazine Award — and  have written stories that have changed state and national laws and policies.

We focus on journalism – providing students the chance to learn in small classes where they get to know their professors and are instilled in the values of a profession that provides citizens the information they need to self-govern. Take a look at our rich history, as well as the dynamic programs building for the future. Journalism lives. Journalism matters.

Our website provides more information about our courses, degrees and programs, as well as information for alumni and those who would like to support great journalism through donations and planned estate gifts. We are proud of who we are and the impact our graduates have on society. Enjoy your digital tour, and if you have any questions, please  contact us.


Carol Schwalbe
School of Journalism Director