Curriculum

The 36-credit master of science in journalism writing track curriculum is made up of 33 credits of core requirements and one elective course. Students can use their three elective credits toward an internship, independent study program, master's seminar or one of four specialized courses.

Required Core Courses (33 credits):
Course Title Credits
JRN 503 Analytics for News Reporting 3
JRN 504 Multimedia Reporting 3
JRN 533 Advanced Reporting & Writing 3
JRN 539 History of Journalism 3
JRN 552 Media Law & Ethics 3
JRN 570 Crafting the News Feature 3
JRN 572 Researching & Writing the News Documentary 3
JRN 575 Critical Issues in News 3
JRN 580 Investigative Journalism 3
JRN 590 Newsroom Clinical 3
JRN 601/602 Master's Project or Thesis 3
Elective Courses (choose one - 3 credits):
JRN 500 Special Topics 3
JRN 527 Covering Government & Politics 3
JRN 528 Information Graphics & Design 3
JRN 530 Independent Study 3
JRN 531 Internship 3
JRN 536 Opinion Journalism 3
JRN 542 Graduate Seminar 3

Students may take any course not listed as a requirement in any track or in any School of Communications program with permission of program director. Electives are offered on an as-needed basis and may not be available during a given student's program of study.

Courses and curriculum requirements are subject to change.