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 Graduate Program in Science Journalism at Boston University is dedicated to improving the understanding of science, medicine and technology worldwide. We train students and early-career journalists to investigate, analyze and narrate scientific, environmental and medical issues, focusing on the untangling of complexities and controversies for a lay audience.
A career in science and medical journalism offers a rewarding opportunity to explore any number of critical contemporary issues — from medical and environmental policy to culture clashes and matters of social justice. BU’s one-year Master’s in Science Journalism program offers training in all forms of communication, including web production, television documentary, radio and print, from news writing to narrative nonfiction. Our graduates enter the profession with a strong grounding in journalistic and narrative technique, serving a growing public need for specialized information. They work for websites, magazines, television production companies, radio networks, scientific institutions and nonprofit agencies here and abroad, where they have earned a reputation for excellence.
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.