More Graduate Program Information
Note for prospective and current students: On June 27, 2014, the University of Colorado Board of Regents created a new College of Media, Communication and Information which will include academic sequences previously housed in the Journalism & Mass Communication program. The JMC degrees offered on this website are no longer available for application by prospective CU-Boulder students.
If you are already enrolled in the Journalism & Mass Communication program, your degree requirements are not affected by the new college.
Prospective Students: Graduate programs in the College of Media, Communication and Information are now accepting applicants. Please see CMCI Academics.
Master’s Degree in Journalism
Mass Communication Research: Designed for students interested in studying the media to enhance an undergraduate degree and/or a professional background. 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. Learn more about the Newsgathering master’s.
In collaboration with the University’s interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Environment, Policy and Society, the program offers students the opportunity to earn both the master’s degree in journalism, with an emphasis in environmental journalism, and the Certificate. The time to complete the degree and the certificate is estimated to be about two years.
Doctorate 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.
Admitted PhD students are awarded graduate assistantships that include a tuition waiver and stipend. Learn more about the PhD program
Please note: these programs are no longer available for application. Please see CMCI Academics for graduate programs open for fall 2015 applications.