College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
The Master's Program in Science Journalism at Boston University is a 12-month, full-time program trains you to recognize, investigate, analyze and narrate scientific and medical findings, issues and concerns, focusing on the untangling of complexities and controversies for a lay audience. Our faculty members are highly regarded experts in their field.
Graduates of the Science Journalism program enter the profession with a strong grounding in journalistic and narrative technique, serving a growing public need for specialized information. They work for websites, magazines, television production companies, radio networks, scientific institutions and nonprofit agencies here and abroad, where they have earned a reputation for excellence.
Recent employers of our graduates include: Wired, NPR’s Living on Earth, Science, Nature, Time, Newsweek, The Los Angeles Times, Discover, Science News, The Wall Street Journal and PBS’s NOVA; as well as educational institutions and laboratories such as MIT, Harvard Medical School, Stanford’s Linear Accelerator Laboratory and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.
A career in science and medical journalism offers a rewarding opportunity to explore and investigate any number of critical contemporary concerns—from medical and environmental policy to culture clashes and matters of social justice.
Accreditation: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: 40
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 0-999