Journalism, MS and Law, JD

for the degrees of Master of Science in Journalism and Juris Doctor in Law


head of department: Stephanie Craft

director of graduate studies: Brant Houston

email: journ@illinois.edu


department website: https://media.illinois.edu/journalism

department faculty: https://media.illinois.edu/journalism/faculty


overview of grad college admissions & requirements: https://grad.illinois.edu/admissions/apply

college website: https://media.illinois.edu/


department office: 119 Gregory Hall, 810 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 333-0709


Interested students should contact the JD program and their major department for more information.


Programs in Journalism


Undergraduate Programs:

major: Journalism, BS

major: Journalism, BS-MJ

minor: Journalism


Graduate Programs:

degree: Journalism, BS-MJ

degree: Journalism, MS

joint degree: Journalism, MS and Business Administration, MBA

joint degree: Journalism, MS and Law, JD


The department does not offer a Ph.D. degree. For the program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Communications, see Communications and Media, PhD.


for the degrees of Master of Science in Journalism and Juris Doctor in Law


For additional details and requirements refer to the department and the Graduate College Handbook.   

Requirements

Requirements for the J.D. in Law (up to 15 hours of which may be fulfilled by Journalism coursework)90
Journalism M.S. requirements (4-16 hours may be satisfied with Law coursework depending on Journalism experience)32
Total Hours91

Other Requirements

Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall in both programs: 75
Minimum GPA: 3.0