Writing. Reporting. Research. Analysis.
Please note that we will not be accepting applications to the Science Journalism program for Fall 2019 while we refresh and retool the curriculum to address the challenges of communicating science and science policy in the rapidly changing media environment. We continue to accept applications for the MS in Journalism, in which at least two specialized courses focused on issues in science, environment and technology will be offered next year.
The Master of Science program in Science Journalism at Boston University is an internationally renowned science journalism training program, one of the oldest in the country, based in one of the world capitals of science. Our reach extends across nations and continents.
Aspiring science journalists and communicators of every stripe — reporters, authors, editors, producers, videographers, podcasters, bloggers, and social media managers — who complete the intensive 9-month program (and the summer internship) — join a network of hundreds of graduates dedicated to their craft.
Expand your expertise.
The Science Journalism program’s students and alumni hail from a wide variety of backgrounds—scientists, environmental advocates, humanists, and a combination thereof. What unites them is the conviction that the responsible communication of science is essential not only to the health of the nation’s scientific enterprise, but to any smoothly running democracy.
We look forward to introducing you to our extended family of Science Journalism graduates and to having you join us in this challenging, rewarding lifetime adventure.
Launch your career.
Graduates have landed positions at Wired, NPR’s Living on Earth, Science, Nature, Time, Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, Discover, Science News, the Wall Street Journal and PBS’s NOVA, as well as educational institutions and laboratories such as MIT, Harvard Medical School, Stanford’s Linear Accelerator Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.