The Indiana University Bloomington campus welcomes new students into a School of Journalism family that is 100 years old. With class sizes typically between 10 and 20, and with a wide variety of degree sequences, graduate students get the most out of their education by developing strong relationships with faculty, staff, alumni and other students.
The IU School of Journalism also places an emphasis on out-of-classroom experiences. Our graduate students can take courses with international travel components and learn from the nation’s top professionals, who visit for our Speaker Series. They also have access to student media and professional organizations, including newspapers, magazines, radio stations, television stations, public relations firms and advertising agencies.
In addition to our general journalism master’s degree, you may choose from four specializations: global journalism, digital journalism, science and health journalism, and political journalism. Each consists of 30 credit hours and includes either a thesis or specialized reporting project. It is possible to earn the degree in one year.
Students may also work in other schools and departments to earn the following degrees in addition to a master’s degree in journalism: Master’s of Library Science, Master’s of Public Affairs, Master’s of Science in Environmental Science, and Master’s of Arts in Folklore and Ethnomusicology.
The School of Journalism’s doctoral program is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country. The acceptance rate is about 25 percent, with five or six students admitted each year.
As a doctoral student, you will take foundation courses in research methods, statistics and teaching at the college level. You will be expected to complete two areas of concentration and either advanced language proficiency or additional research skills courses. You may design your own concentration or choose from communication and culture, communication and technology, international communication, media ethics and professionalism, media history, media law, political communication and visual communication.
Accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication since 1948.
International Student Requirements:
International students are considered the same as any other applicant. However, non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL exam score with their application.