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Degrees Offered

Journalism, Master of Arts

On Campus Requires Campus Visits

The program offers an on-campus Master of Arts in Journalism and an online Master of Arts in Journalism with emphasis areas in health communication, interactive media, media management or strategic communication.

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 TypeTotal ScoreReadingListeningSpeakingWriting
TOEFL Internet -based10017172517
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76676

Suggested GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 20111100
On or after August 1, 2011V: 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

Journalism, Doctor of Philosophy

On Campus

Admission criteria

Fall deadline: January 15
*Note: Deadlines are firm, and no applicant is considered for admission until all required information is received.

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 undergraduate; 3.5 graduate
  • Applicants should have demonstrated interest, education or professional experience in journalism, advertising, public relations, mass communication or a related field. A degree (bachelor’s or master’s) in one of those fields or two years of full-time professional media experience is preferred. All required information must be received before the admission review can begin. Applicants may be required to participate in an interview with the doctoral faculty as part of the review process. Students who did not write a thesis in their master’s program may be required to complete a project to demonstrate their ability to do independent research.

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet -based10017172517
TOEFL Paper-based6005252N/A52
IELTS Academic76676

Suggested GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE?Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 20111100
On or after August 1, 2011V: 156+; Q: 146+

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 Doctoral Program

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

  • Upload unofficial copies of all transcripts (in English) to the Academics of your application.
  • Statement of Doctoral Objectives
  • Résumé
  • Writing sample (such as thesis proposal, project proposal, sole authored or first authored papers)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (use the online Graduate Studies application system)
  • GRE score

Law and Conflict Resolution Minor

On Campus

This is a program for doctoral students at the School of Journalism to declare a Designated Minor in Law and Conflict Resolution by taking certain courses at the Law School. It is designed for doctoral students who are interested in teaching and researching in journalism and law and conflict resolution in a school of journalism or communication department. Under the program, students may receive the Designated Minor upon completion of at least 15 credits, including both core courses and at least 6 credits of electives at the Law School. The Designated Minor will appear on the student’s transcript.

See website for more information: Minor in law and Conflict Resolution

Interactive Media, Graduate Certificate

100% Online

Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes
Degree Dependent: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 15

Certificate description:
The Graduate Certificate in Interactive Media prepares students in the use of interactive, digital and social media. It provides insights into how people perceive and process digital messages. Students will investigate the psychological, social, ethical and legal issues regarding the roles and effects of digital news, advertising and public relations on society.

Certificate web site:
Not created at this time.

For information about certificate, contact:
Dr. Earnest Perry, Director of Graduate Studies in Journalism

Email:  
Phone:  (573) 882-4214
Address:  Missouri School of Journalism, 179 B Gannett Hall, Columbia, MO 65211

Jazz Studies, Graduate Certificate

On Campus

Officially approved as:     

Stand Alone:  Yes  
Degree Dependent:   
Yes

Total Credit Hours:  13

Certificate description: The Graduate Certificate in Jazz Studies is a one-year program that provides opportunities for continued development of skills in jazz-specific areas, such as improvisation, pedagogy, and arranging. The certificate is available to degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students alike, non-music as well as music majors, and is designed as an intensive into jazz performance. The program will deepen the student’s preparation for a career in jazz performance or prepare the student for further study in jazz.

Certificate web site:
http://music.missouri.edu/grad/graduate-certificate-jazz-studies

For information about certificate, contact:
Director of Jazz Studies, Dr. Arthur White, School of Music

Email:  
Phone: 
 (573) 882-3430
Address:  135 Fine Arts Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211