Boston University

College of Communication

Science Journalism


640 Commonwealth Ave

Boston, MA 02215

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Science Journalism

Format: Campus

Program Description:

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.


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

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