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Whether you’re a working journalist looking to expand your skillset or a recent college graduate aiming to give your career a big boost, Ball State’s all-online graduate program in journalism is the perfect fit. Our distinguished faculty of teachers and journalism practitioners will empower you to take your career to the next level, helping you become an exceptional storyteller, reporter, media analyst, and manager.

Program Requirements

Our journalism master’s program is available in two specializations: media analytics and management or reporting and storytelling.

Total Credits

36

Specializations

Reporting & Storytelling

In a digital world crowded with endless noise, genuinely captivating storytelling is a rare skill. Our curriculum will equip you to become a highly-skilled, professional storyteller.

This specialization covers:

  • digital storytelling
  • data journalism
  • visual reporting
  • communication theory
  • literary journalism (long-form nonfiction)

For a complete list of all the courses you will need to take and their descriptions, consult our Course Catalog.

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As a graduate, you will be well-equipped to help companies and organizations make sense of the increasingly complex world of online media analytics.

Our curriculum focuses on:

  • content strategy
  • social media analytics
  • media management and entrepreneurship
  • audience insight and engagement
  • performance indicators
  • data metrics

For a complete list of all the courses you will need to take and their descriptions, consult our Course Catalog.

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Paying for Your Education

Department Graduate Assistantships

If you life in the Muncie area, a graduate assistantship is an excellent opportunity to gain meaningful professional experience while helping cover the costs of your degree. Learn more.

Questions?

Want to learn more about the program or not finding what you’re looking for? Then request more information or contact our department.