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MA in Journalism

The Master of Arts in Journalism program at Regent University is intended to teach students advanced skills needed for a vareity of writing and media careers. Read more about this fully online master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Journalism

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students applying to this Master of Arts in Journalism program should be interested in refining their writing and communication skills in order to pursue a career in media or reporting. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The MA in Journalism program at Regent University offers students the chance to explore the workings of modern-day journalism, media outlets, and media production. The curriculum is designed to teach students traditional media applications as well as the latest reporting and technical skills needed in a rapidly changing industry. Coursework includes opportunities for students to apply their academic understandings to real-world contexts through the writing and editing of news reports for a variety of media outlets. Students may learn how to craft features and editorials for a variety of contexts, including business, politics, and national affairs. They also have the chance to learn how to deepen audience engagement through the internet, social media, and mobile media marketing strategies.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

33 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Master of Arts in Journalism Program

The MA in Journalism requires that students complete a minimum of 33 credits, which come from core courses, capstone courses, and university-wide co-requisite courses. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Course Requirements (30 credits)

  • Journalism Technology Tools
  • Story, Popular Culture and Worldview
  • Media Research and Analysis
  • Social Media and Internet Marketing
  • News Writing and Reporting
  • Feature Writing and Specialty Reporting
  • Issues in Media Law and Ethics
  • Leadership Theory and Communication
  • Multimedia Reporting and Mobile Field Production
  • Community, Citizen and Civic Journalism

Capstone Requirements (credits)

  • Students choose one of the following options:
    • Directed Project
    • Thesis

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates from Regent University's MA in Journalism program may consider furthering their education by earning a Ph.D. in journalism or a related field. Advanced degrees could lead to job opportunities in teaching or research, or they may allow gradautes to seek additional responsibilities within the workplace. Degree programs that graduates may consider pursuing include:

  • Ph.D. in Journalism
  • Ph.D. in Media and Communications
  • Ph.D. in Media Studies
  • Ph.D. in Mass Communications

Career Paths

Students that successfully complete this MA in Journalism program may have gained the professional skill set to pursue a career in print, television, or new media production. Positions that graduates may consider include, but are not limited to:

  • Journalist
  • Social media manager
  • Editor
  • Press secretary
  • Advertising and public relations specialist

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