Curriculum

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Students must complete 36 credits for the master of science in journalism–writing track. Full-time students can complete the program in one calendar year. Part-time students can do it in two.

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 (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.

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