Master of Arts Degree in Journalism
On-Campus and Online Degree Overview
Do you want to tell stories that make a real difference in the lives of others? Your career in journalism begins the moment you start taking classes in our M.A. in Journalism program which immerses students in the converging media of broadcast, print and Internet storytelling and is taught from a Christian worldview. As a student, you will gain an in-depth knowledge of story composition and reporting for broadcast, print and interactive media applications, and you will engage in numerous student projects designed to teach you how to get your work published and distributed through various media outlets, including our online news site, The Daily Runner.
M.A. in Journalism Highlights
Curriculum: View courses and descriptions.
Length: 33 credits. May be completed in 12 months. Students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters.
Format: Offered entirely online or in a hybrid format combining online and on-campus coursework.
Results: Master of Arts Degree in Journalism.
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Features: Courses are designed to guide students through a progression of learning experiences so that they might master multiple professional skills in how to create story content for a wide range of media, including print publications, text, audio, video, mobile, social media, and internet platforms. Students engage the relevant communication theory, law, ethics, aesthetics, editorial decision-making, writing, editing, design, and production skills to prepare students for today's marketplace.>
Students will gain a whole host of interchangeable skills which will enable them to successfully serve in a variety of positions in the journalism field. Upon graduation, our students are equipped to serve in such careers as:
Journalist, Director of Programming (television), Copy Writer, Editor, Media Production Manager, Technical Writer, Print Editor, Columnist/Critic, Video Editor, Public Relations/Press Secretary, Advertising Director
M.A. in Journalism graduates will be able to:
- Explore the interactive nature of the Internet as it pertains to professional journalistic practices and the journalism media industry, particularly as it intersects with the impact on local and global media communications and community.
- Apply emerging theory, skills and practices of journalism as they pertain to all areas of media and society, with a full comprehension of the changing forces that influence journalistic media standards and practices.
- Demonstrate the integration of Biblically-based content and the development of their worldview as it pertains to and implicates their professional journalistic skills, practices and leadership within their communities.