Georgetown University

School of Continuing Studies

Master of Professional Studies in Journalism


Box 571011 - Poulton Hall 2nd. Floor

Suite 202

Washington, DC 20057

United States





Program Information

Degree Offered:

Master of Professional Studies in Journalism

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Georgetown’s Master of Professional Studies in Journalism immerses students in the real world of 21st century media and prepares them for a variety of existing and emerging journalism careers. The program’s comprehensive, hands-on curriculum helps students develop and master the core reporting and writing skills that are essential to journalism while emphasizing the contemporary digital and entrepreneurial skills that place them in high demand in this ever-changing world of content creation and distribution. Georgetown’s accomplished faculty of award-winning journalists and media leaders bring their experience and expertise from the newsroom into the classroom, incorporating the latest tools, trends, and techniques into their teaching to prepare students to become forward-thinking leaders in the field. Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, the Journalism program gives students the unique opportunity to cover the dynamic and fast-paced city of Washington, D.C., and its surrounding areas. Georgetown’s state-of-the-art downtown campus is within walking distance of many of the world’s largest news organizations, where students can build their connections, attend industry events, and find high-profile internship and fellowship opportunities. The Journalism program primes students for success, providing them with a deep learning experience that equips them with the skills, experience, and opportunities they need to excel. Journalism students become leaders in the industry and transform their careers through: - Building the essential writing, reporting, and digital media skills necessary for a successful journalism career, both now and in the future. - Integrating classroom learning with real-world experience through opportunities with the program’s partner organizations. Students have worked with leading media organizations through internships, fellowships, and coursework. - Collaborating with industry innovators, media insiders, and award-winning journalists to shape the future of journalism. - Developing a strong foundation of digital and entrepreneurial skills that is built on the core principles of accurate and fair reporting, sophisticated storytelling, and sound, ethical judgment. - Gaining a keen understanding of the modern-day journalism industry through a hands-on curriculum that spans across mediums, platforms, and beats while incorporating cutting-edge tools, emerging trends, and of-the-moment skills. - Mastering the art of compelling storytelling through firsthand experience in the vibrant political and cultural landscape of the nation’s capital.


All programs offered by Georgetown are accredited through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

International candidates who hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree are welcome to apply. An official course-by-course evaluation from World Education Services ( or Educational Credential Evaluators ( will be required to confirm the equivalency of education completed outside of the United States. International applicants for whom English is not their native language must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Complete admissions requirements are available on our website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Finacial assistance is available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Applicaion for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001445

Locale: Large City

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