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Master's Program

The Master of Science Degree in Journalism

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Our MS students tailor their plan of study to match their interests, whether they are new to the field of journalism and media or mid-career professionals seeking to update their skills.

Our professional classes include: podcasting, mobile journalism, reporting public issues, feature writing, strategic social media, radio and television producing, data journalism, nonfiction book publishing, magazine editing and production, and much more.

We also offer a range of more advanced, theoretical courses, including ethics, internet & society; First Amendment law: race, class & gender in the media; historical research methods, advanced research methods and theory; in addition to ample opportunities to work one-on-one with individual faculty members.

Our students may also take courses in our sister schools in the Scripps College of Communication. This could include interactive web design, photography, infographics and data visualization, or immersive media (AR & VR) while grounding their work in journalism.

Masters students in our two-year program are eligible for graduate assistantships, which include a tuition waiver and stipend. GA positions vary from working in the Scripps College to working outside the school in a corporate communications capacity in various departments across Ohio University.

How to Apply

Include with your application to the Graduate College:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) - optional. Official scores must be sent by the testing agency to the Graduate College.
  • International students must provide TOEFL or IELTS scores to the Graduate College.
  • Official transcripts from all universities previously attended.
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample

For more information or to schedule a visit to our school, contact:

Jatin Srivastava
Associate Director of Graduate Studies
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Ohio University Athens, OH 45701-2979
Voice: 740-593-3136