Multimedia Journalism (Z071)

Graduate Certificate Program
College: Journalism

Abstract

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Multimedia Journalism teaches the skills most in demand today for communications professionals in news organizations, nonprofits and business. Multimedia Journalism blends practical training in digital storytelling with the critical application of editorial, ethical and legal principles.
 
Multimedia Journalism is designed for professional journalists and communicators to learn the skills and concepts needed for nonfiction storytelling across media platforms, including social and web. The program offers updated skills to professionals in a field in which technology is rapidly changing. Students learn to shoot and edit photos and video; create interactive, responsive web pages using html and css; report, write and upload stories from the field using mobile devices; and research and pitch ideas for new digital media businesses.

The 12-credit, four-course graduate certificate targets working professionals. Classes meet on Saturdays in the fall and spring semesters and may be taken one or two at a time. 

If you are seeking a master’s degree to provide you with the fundamentals of journalism for a professional career, please see the Journalism (JOMJ) degree. If you are an experienced journalist looking for a research-focused master’s degree, go to Journalism (JOUR); If you’re looking for a Ph.D. program, go to Journalism (JOST).

Contact

Office of Extended Studies
0132 Main Administration Building
7901 Regents Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: 301.405.7762
Emailoes@umd.edu
Website: http://ter.ps/oesjour

The Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Chris Harvey, Program Director
Serap Rada, Graduate Coordinator
Telephone: 301.405.2796
Email: charvey@umd.edu
Email: sdrada@umd.edu
Website: https://merrill.umd.edu/academics/multimedia-certificate/

Courses: JOUR

General Requirements

Program-Specific Requirements

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Recommendation (one, optional)
  • Writing Samples (up to three, optional)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) (both optional)

UMD cannot issue the immigration documents necessary for international students to study (F1 or J1 student visas) in this program. International students who currently reside in the U.S. on existing visas may apply. Eligible international students have additional requirements per the Office of International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS). For additional requirements, please see: https://oes.umd.edu/graduates-post-baccalaureates-professionals/professional-graduate-programs/graduate-certificate-multimedia-journalism/apply#International

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website.

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant Fall Deadline Spring Deadline
Domestic Applicants
US Citizens and Permanent Residents July 14, 2023 December 9, 2022
International Applicants
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas; A, E, G, H, I and L visas and immigrants N/A N/A

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at http://ter.ps/oesjour

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