If you are a working journalist, you need to excel as a writer, critical thinker, and strategist. You also know how important it is to enhance your storytelling skills in a multimedia and multiplatform environment.
Or maybe you recently completed your undergraduate degree, and you're interested in earning a master's in an innovative program offering the latest skills in media technologies and narrative nonfiction.
After all, journalism is a changing profession. No longer is the journalist just a reporter and writer but a modern storyteller with many news gathering and news disseminating tools.
Ball State's distinguished faculty in the online MA in journalism program will give you the competitive, advanced skills needed for success in the media marketplace, whether you are a proven communicator or have no prior degree or experience in journalism.
During your studies, you may be able to work on campus as a graduate assistant, which provides a tuition waiver, an opportunity for an academic-year stipend, and excellent experience in working with departmental faculty and staff.
Our 36-credit hour program provides an innovative curriculum developed by faculty whose strong background and experience will prepare you for:
Maybe you're not ready to commit to a master's degree. Consider either of our 15-credit hour certificates in emerging media and visual storytelling or literary journalism. A graduate certificate takes less time to complete, and all five of the courses can be applied toward a master's degree.
Our 100 percent online master's program is convenient as well as competitive. Apply today, contact us with questions, request more information, or learn more about tuition, financial aid, and graduate assistantships.
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