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Master of Arts in Journalism

Admission criteria

Campus program deadlines:
Fall deadline: January 1
Spring deadline: September 1

Online program deadlines:
Fall deadline: July 1
Spring deadline: November 15
Summer deadline: April 15

*Note: Deadlines are adhered to strictly, and no applicant is considered for admission until all required information is received.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based 100 17 17 25 17
TOEFL Paper-based 600 52 52 N/A 52
IELTS Academic 7 6 6 7 6

Suggested GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 2011 1100
On or after August 1, 2011 V: 153-160; Q: 144-148

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Journalism Master’s Program

Please upload the following application materials into the Graduate Studies online application:

  • Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts (in English) to the Academics section of your application.
  • 3 essays as specified on Departmental application website
  • Résumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use the online Graduate Studies application system)
  • GRE score

Contact information

Kaitlin Hermann
179 Gannett Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-4852
 
Journalism Website