MS in Journalism specializing in Photojournalism

The Photojournalism program is an intense, hands-on, career-oriented sequence employing the latest technology. We are committed to educating well-rounded journalists with a full range of skills, so all students are required to take classes in news-writing and fundamentals of journalism.

The program curriculum requires students to acquire skills in the full range of media, including online, writing, video, and audio in addition to photography. These skills are then put to practical use in the creation of photo stories and multimedia productions.

To gain admission to the master’s degree program, students must submit a portfolio of 20 photographs or an equivalent multimedia production in addition to the standard application materials. These materials must be submitted online, and should represent the best of the applicant’s recent work.

Degree Requirements

The Master of Science degree in Journalism with a specialization in Photojournalism consists of a minimum of 32 credits. In addition, the student is required to produce a thesis-length creative project that meets professional publication standards.

Photojournalism Curriculum

First Semester

  • COM JO 513 Advanced Photojournalism
  • COM JO 515 Photo Editing
  • COM JO 525 Media Law and Ethics
  • COM JO 721 Journalism Principles and Techniques

Second Semester

  • COM JO 537 Digital Fundamentals
  • COM JO 522 Professional Portfolio

Electives—Other Areas of Interest

Choose two from the following:

  • COM JO 534 Broadcast for Non-Majors
  • COM JO 540 Online Journalism
  • COM JO 538 Feature Writing
  • COM JO 722 Advanced Journalism Seminar
  • COM JO 703 Magazine Writing
  • COM FT 527 Lighting