Boston University

College of Communication



640 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

The field of journalism is in flux.  What is news?  How is it delivered?  The Master's Program in Journalism at Boston University is designed to tackle these -- and much larger -- issues to create professional journalists.  Additionally, Boston is our newsroom.  From sports, politics, and global issues, to science, business and hard-hitting news, you can't ask for a better place to become a journalist.  

The graduate program in Journalism is a 48-credit, three-semester program that crosses all media.  Students take foundation coursework including Media Law and Ethics, Journalism Toolkit, and Online Journalism before honing his/her focus in one -- or multiple -- areas: Broadcast, Business and Economics, Digital Lab, International, Magazines, Narrative, News, Photojournalism, Public Policy, and Sports.

The program culminates in an internship during which you connect theory with your craft.  You'll be mentored as a junior college under the direction of experienced, accomplished journalists who are current or recent leaders in professional journalism.


Boston University is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., one of six nationally recognized accrediting agencies.

International Student Requirements:

In addition to the application requirements, international students must submit a TOEFL or IELTS exam (minimum score of 100 or 7.0) and an international student video.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 48

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 0-999