Graduate Degree Program
The Master of Journalism degree is a nonthesis program that requires 30 to 37 credits, depending on students' experience and whether they are invited to spend an extra semester working on a multidisciplinary team with the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism.
This program is intended for students who want to work as professional journalists after graduation. M.J. students’ degree program culminates in a review of their journalism portfolio by a panel of faculty and professionals. There is no thesis requirement for M.J. students.
Broadcast journalism students will complete their program deeply prepared for a career as a broadcast news reporter. Students may also choose to take electives in studio production, investigative journalism or sports journalism or other areas. Multiplatform journalism students may take a sequence of courses in data journalism, investigative journalism, sports journalism, visual journalism, audience engagement or other areas. Or, students may choose to take courses in multiple areas.
In their final required semester, M.J. students enroll in a six-credit capstone course in one of the Capital News Service (CNS) bureaus on campus, in Annapolis or in Washington, D.C.
For more information about the program, visit go.umd.edu/MasterJournalism.
Serap Rada, Ph.D.
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
7765 Alumni Dr.
College Park, MD 20742
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
- Letters of Recommendation (3)
- Writing Samples (3)
- Portfolio PDF Upload (optional)
- Description of Research/Work Experience (optional)
- Supplementary Application (optional)
For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website: www.gradschool.umd.edu/admissions
|Type of Applicant||Fall Deadline|
|US Citizens and Permanent Residents||January 17, 2024|
|F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants||January 17, 2024|
Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://www.merrill.umd.edu
The University of Maryland is located just a few miles from Washington, the media capital of the world. Students and researchers have access to The Washington Post and USA Today, as well as hundreds of Washington bureaus for newspapers, online news sites, and TV and radio news outlets from around the world. The Philip Merrill College of Journalism operates daily news bureaus in Washington, D.C., at the Ronald Reagan Building a few blocks from the White House; in Annapolis, just a block from the Maryland State House; and on campus from two locations -- Knight Hall, our state-of-the-art building with multiple news labs and opportunities for multi-platform experimentation; and UMTV, a cable TV station that reaches more than 600,000 homes in central Maryland. The broadcast program is equipped with state-of-the-art digital editing systems used by students to produce a 30-minute nightly newscast. Opened in 2010, Knight Hall also brings all of the College’s affiliated centers under one roof. The college also provides equipment for all specialty media classes -- from broadcast cameras to DSLRs -- so students are not required to bring their own equipment.
To view more faculty information, please visit https://merrill.umd.edu/about-merrill/faculty-directory/
|Last Name||First/Middle Name||Graduate Faculty Status||Academic Credentials||Positions|
|Banisky||Sandra A||Full Member||B.A., Boston University; J.D., University of Baltimore||Visiting Professor, Journalism |
|Beasley||Maurine||Full Member||B.A.,University of Missouri-Columbia, 1958; B.J., 1958; M.S., Columbia University,1963; Ph.D., George Washington University, 1974.||Professor Emerita, Journalism |
|Blackistone||Kevin||Full Member||B.S., Northwestern University; M.A. Boston University||Visiting Professor, Journalism |
|Chadha||Kalyani||Full Member||B.A., Delhi University, 1988; M.A., Jawaharal Nehru University, 1990; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1999.||Assistant Professor, Journalism |
|Chinoy||Ira||Full Member||A.B., Harvard College; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2010||Associate Professor, Journalism |
|Clayton||Cassandra||Non-Member||B.A., Spelman College||Lecturer, Journalism |
|Dalglish||Lucy A.||Full Member||B.A., University of North Dakota, 1980; J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2005||Dean, Journalism |
|Davidsburg||Joshua||Non-Member||B.A., University of Maryland||Lecturer, Journalism |
|Diakopoulos||Nicolas||Full Member||Sc.B., Brown University; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology||Assistant Professor, Journalism |
|Feldstein||Mark||Full Member||B.A., Harvard, 1979; Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002||Professor, Journalism |
|Flynn||Adrianne||Adjunct Member||B.A., Arizona State University,||Lecturer, Journalism |
|Hanson||Christopher T.||Full Member||B.A., Reed College, 1975; J.D.,New York University, 1976; Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill,1999.||Associate Professor, Journalism |
|Klose||Kevin||Full Member||B.A., Harvard||Professor, Journalism |
|Lorente||Rafael||Adjunct Member||B.A., University of Miami, 1990; M.A., University of Maryland, 1998.||Associate Dean, Journalism |
|Moeller||Susan||Full Member||B.A., Yale University, 1979; A.M., Harvard University, 1985; Ph.D., 1987.||Professor, Journalism |
|Mussenden||Sean||Full Member||B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland; M.A., University of Maryland.||Lecturer, Journalism |
|Oates||Sarah||Full Member||B.A., Yale University, 1985; M.A., Emory University 1996; Ph.D., Emory University 1998.||Professor, Journalism |
|Priest||Dana||Full Member||B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz||Professor, Journalism |
|Solomon||George||Adjunct Member||B.S., University of Florida||Professor of Practice, Journalism |
|Steiner||Linda||Full Member||B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1972; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1979.||Professor, Journalism |
Affiliate Professor, Women's Studies
|Stepp||Carl Sessions||Full Member||B.A., University of South Carolina-Columbia, 1970; M.A., 1972.||Professor, Journalism |
|Swain||Bethany||Non-Member||B.A., Ithaca College||Lecturer, Journalism |
|Yaros||Ron||Full Member||B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980; M.A., Webster University, 1991; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2005.||Associate Professor, Journalism |