The program offers the bachelor of science degree in journalism from one of five sequences: advertising, broadcast news, broadcast production, media studies and news-editorial. Prospective students apply to the University of Colorado as freshmen directly to one of the five sequence majors or to JMC open option. Transfer students would apply directly to one of the five sequence majors. Journalism majors are required to complete an Additional Field of Study in a second academic field. Here’s a list of your AFS options.
Learn more: Apply to CU-Boulder; Apply to CU Journalism & Mass Communication; More about the undergraduate program; Intra-university transfers for current CU students; JMC advising; Undergraduate Certificate in International Media
Alumni and friends of the program have made it possible to provide more than three dozen annual scholarships and awards to students in the Journalism and Mass Communication program. Here is more information.
Our recent graduates hold great jobs in journalism and advertising. Check out where they are working.
Thank you for your interest in graduate programs at CU Journalism & Mass Communication. Our program offers flexible, dynamic options for students coming from academic and/or professional backgrounds. We offer two master’s degree options and a PhD, providing our graduates with an outstanding education that leads to fulfilling careers in the professional media, in industry and in academia.
The MA in Journalism includes two programs:
Mass Communication Research: Designed for students interested in studying the media to enhance an undergraduate degree and/or a professional background. The program is recommended for students who hope to continue their studies toward a doctorate, and for media or other professionals who hope to teach at the college level or develop an area of reporting specialization. Graduates go on to such careers as teaching, law, journalism or public relations. Learn more about the Research master’s.
Newsgathering: Students prepare for careers in the news media, corporate communications or other emerging venues for public communication. Graduates work as journalists, editors, documentary producers, web producers, web content and social media producers, web entrepreneurs and software designers. Learn more about the Newsgathering master’s. See Newsgathering graduation rates.
A few graduate assistantships are available for MA graduate students. Applicants who wish to be considered should submit a resume and letter that includes detailed professional or academic qualifications by February 1 as part of their application material. Applicants are chosen based on experience and the specific skills needed for available assistantships each semester.
The PhD in Communication:
Doctoral students explore media in their social, political, economic and cultural dimensions, nationally and internationally, both historically and in contemporary societies. The program is interdisciplinary and historically grounded in its conceptual and theoretical perspectives, inclusive in its methodological orientations, and global and comparative in its interests. Faculty areas of research include media institutions, media history, culture and media, media and religion, political communication and journalism, media law and policy, global and comparative media, digital media, and visual communication. Graduates go on to positions as faculty, researchers and administrators in U.S. and international universities, to careers as researchers, writers, administrators and communications directors in the public and private sectors, and they head their own communications-based enterprises. Admitted PhD students are awarded graduate assistantships that include a tuition waiver and stipend. Learn more about the PhD program
For more information about our graduate program please consult our webpage on the application process or contact: Professor and Graduate Director Janice Peck, firstname.lastname@example.org or Graduate Coordinator Martha LaForge, email@example.com