Master of Science in Journalism
Master of Science in Journalism1
|JOUR 501||Multimedia Storytelling||4|
|JOUR 505||Journalism Proseminar||4|
|Electives -- minimum of 4 hours at the JOUR 4-- level2||4|
|JOUR 500||Current Issues in Journalism||4|
|JOUR 515 (Section A)||Master's Project||4|
|Electives -- minimum of two JOUR 4-- courses2||8|
|JOUR 515 (Section B)||Master's Project||4|
1 Undergraduates pursuing a B.S. in Journalism at Illinois are eligible to apply for the M.S. under a joint B.S./M.S. degree program. The B.S./M.S. requires a greater number of credit hours and more theoretical courses than the B.S./M.J. program. Students can apply for the B.S./M.S. program in the first semester of their junior year and, once admitted, are encouraged to select their remaining undergraduate journalism elective courses at the 200- and 300-level from courses covering skills other than those they emphasized in completing their undergraduate degree. As graduate students, they will enroll in a minimum of four advanced electives at the 400- and 500-levels, in addition to the required graduate courses JOUR 500, 505, and 515 (sections A and B). Electives may be in areas inside or outside Journalism to allow them to pursue a topical specialization. Those electives would require the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies. The B.S./M.S. requires a minimum of 16 hours of 500-level coursework, a 3.0 or higher GPA, and additional details and requirements are available on the department’s website and in the Graduate College Handbook.
The Director of Graduate Studies must approve any non-Journalism courses chosen as electives.
|Other requirements may overlap|
|Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall:||16|
For additional details and requirements, refer to the department and the Graduate College Handbook.