Miami Journalism Programs
Students interested in studying journalism and communications in Miami, Florida, have multiple undergraduate and graduate options available to them. Explore the required coursework and learning opportunities at three such institutions. Also included in this article is a school statistics table and info on a fourth college option in the area.
- Florida International University, located roughly nine miles from central Miami, offers a communication bachelor's degree with a journalism concentration as well as a master's degree in the field.
- Situated around 10 miles from the city's center, the University of Miami has two bachelor's-level programs in different areas of journalism. It also has a master's degree program that allows students to follow news and features and electronic journalism.
- Those students with an interest in studying multimedia journalism may want to consider the bachelor's degree program offered by Lynn University. The campus is about 46 miles from Miami's downtown area.
Find schools that offer these popular programs
- Broadcast Journalism
- Print, Broadcast and Electronic Journalism
Comparison of Schools
You can easily compare the costs, acceptance rates, graduation numbers and more for the profiled schools in the table. Researching their academic offerings is obviously important, but so are some of the facts and figures below that could impact your education decision.
|Florida International University||University of Miami||Lynn University|
|School Type||4-year; public||4-year; private not-for-profit||4-year; private not-for-profit|
|Total Enrollment (2014)||49,610*||16,674*||2,613*|
|Campus Setting||Large suburb||Large suburb||Small city|
|Tuition & Fees (2015-2016)||$6,556 in-state; $18,954 out-of-state*||$45,724*||$35,200*|
|% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2013-2014)||91%*||78%*||82%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2014)||53%*||38%*||75%*|
|Retention Rate (2013-2014)||84% for full-time students*||93% for full-time students*||69% for full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate (for students who began their studies in 2008)||54%*||81%*||40%*|
Sources: *NCES College Navigator
Florida International University
FIU boasts an 85% minority enrollment among its student body. The school founded the country's first Spanish-language master's program in journalism and is accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC).
Bachelor of Science in Communication with a Specialization in Journalism
This bachelor's degree program offers a journalism track for students pursing the 4-year program in communication. Coursework focuses on writing, visual design, broadcast media, print media, and reporting. Upon completion of coursework, students should be prepared to work as journalists for a variety of media outlets.
Master of Science in Mass Communication
Students in this graduate program choose from concentration areas such as global strategic communications and Spanish language journalism. The global strategic communications program is offered both on campus and online. The Spanish-language journalism track is designed for students wishing to work in Spanish-language media. Students develop advanced skills in writing, analysis, journalism ethics, and critical thinking.
University of Miami
The School of Communication at the University of Miami offers degree programs in electronic media, motion pictures, advertising, public relations, journalism, and communication studies. The school's learning facilities for students include film and photography studios, a radio station, and cable TV channel.
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
The Bachelor of Science in Journalism program prepares students for work as print media designers, online media designers, or writers. Students learn techniques in information gathering, fact verification, and communication. A focus on media ethics, laws, and regulations is also included in this journalism program.
Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism
The major in broadcast journalism includes coursework focusing on mass media communication, news media writing, electronic media law, and television news reporting. Students in this program also gain experience by providing content for the school's own weekly newscast.
Master of Arts in Journalism
This 18-month program is a combination of academic and hands-on study. Coursework includes visual storytelling, media law and ethics, writing and reporting techniques, global media, sports reporting, feature writing, and international journalism. There is also an option to complete an internship program in journalism.
Lynn University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit school located in Boca Raton, Florida. The university's School of International Communication offers prospective journalism students an undergraduate program in multimedia journalism.
Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism
This 4-year program offered by Lynn University requires students to complete 120 credits of coursework that includes 21 credits of electives. Courses include film and video editing, investigative journalism, communication law and ethics, and documentary production. Students also complete a senior communication capstone project as part of their coursework and studies.
Other School Options
An additional school option outside of the Miami area is Nova Southeastern University (NSU), which is about 24 miles from downtown Miami. NSU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a media studies track that includes elective courses in print journalism and broadcast journalism.