Columbia College Chicago

Journalism MA


600 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60605

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Columbia College Chicago’s Journalism, MA program focuses on public affairs reporting and combines an essential academic base in political science, and first-hand reporting. The curriculum focuses on issues central to civic life—education, housing, welfare, criminal justice, labor, politics and the electoral process, science, economics, and the arts. This program can be completed in three consecutive semesters of full-time study. Candidates of the Journalism, MA program will: • Learn both the fundamentals of reporting, as well as experience new technology within the ever changing field of journalism • Gain hands-on experience as well as skills and contacts through course assignments and internships with national and local news outlets • Benefit from one-on-one support and attention from a faculty consisting of award-winning professional journalists • Study in downtown Chicago, which boasts one of the largest media markets in North America


Accredited at graduate and undergrad levels by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Also accredited as teacher training institution by Illinois State Board of Education

International Student Requirements:

International students are required to submit an official TOEFL score of 100 or greater on the internet based test. For more information about requirements for international students at the graduate level, please visit our website.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,000.00 USD

In State Tuition (per year): $36,000 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

Find Schools