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The Missouri School of Journalism awarded the first master's and doctoral degrees in journalism in 1921 and 1934, respectively. The master's and doctoral programs at the School enjoy superb reputations, both among scholars and among practitioners in news, advertising, public relations and strategic communication.

For the master's program, Missouri Journalism offers a complete set of real-media experiences. We operate the only network affiliate (NBC) television station in the country used to train journalism students. We publish a community daily newspaper (not a campus paper), and we operate four major web sites, a local magazine and an international magazine. Students also may train at our campus-based NPR affiliate.

Our strategic communication students design media campaigns for local and national clients. Our students have created advertising and public relations campaigns for Nokia, Apple, Dr Pepper, Anheuser-Busch, Duncan Hines, DuPont, Dow Chemical, Kinko's, Eastman Kodak and many other leading international brands.

We operate educational programs in Washington, D.C., New York, and Brussels where many of our students carry out their capstone projects or do research. We also partner with educational programs around the world.

Degrees offered

Contact Information

179 Gannett Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
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