Graduate Certificate

Journalism - Graduate Certificate

Journalism - Graduate Certificate
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

School of Journalism

Graduate Study
Journalism - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Journalism is designed to help students understand the fundamental processes of gathering, organizing, presenting and disseminating news and information in various text, audio and visual forms for different news media platforms. Students learn about the field of journalism studies, the variety of disruptions that continually shape and reshape the field and the newest innovative media technology. They develop an understanding of the influence and effects of media in society.


To be considered for admission into the Graduate Certificate in Journalism, applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and submit a short academic essay. For additional information, refer to the Admission section in the Graduate Education section of this catalog.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Journalism

Students must complete a minimum of 9 credits, through selection of a minimum of three JRN courses at the 800-level, in consultation with the academic advisor.