Ball State University

Division of Online and Distance Education

Master's in Journalism


2000 W. University Avenue

Muncie, IN 47306

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Journalism, Graduate-level certificate in emerging media and visual reporting, Graduate-level certificate in literary journalism

Format: Online

Program Description:

Designed for working journalists looking for career advancement or new grads just entering the field, Ball State University’s master of arts in journalism includes two required tracks in emerging media technologies and literary journalism. These tracks cover areas such as:

•             multimedia and multiplatform storytelling

•             advanced reporting techniques and research methods

•             literary journalism (long-form journalism)

•             communication theory

Our 36-credit hour professional skills program features a collaborative, interdisciplinary curriculum taught by an outstanding faculty with expertise in journalistic storytelling and emerging media technologies. And it’s available 100 percent online and online only.

Students begin work on a capstone creative project or thesis, developed in concert with a faculty adviser, during their second year of graduate study. Students may do a practicum or an internship to add a professional, immersive experience to their credentials.

Ball State’s Department of Journalism is part of Ball State’s College of Communication, Information, and Media, one of the nation’s 10 largest colleges of communication.


The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

Classification: Doctoral Granting

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants can learn more by contacting staff in the Ball State Financial Aid Office. You are encouraged to complete the Federal Application for Free Financial Aid. School FASFA Code: 178600

Locale: Midsize City

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