Academic Programs Catalog

College of Communication Arts and Sciences

School of Journalism

Linked Bachelor's-Master's Degree in Journalism

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism
Master of Arts Degree in Journalism

The department welcomes applications from Michigan State University undergraduates majoring in Journalism with at least 86 credits. Application for admission must be made prior to the final semester as a Journalism undergraduate major. Admission to the program requires the following: a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 based on all courses taken at MSU, a statement of goals for the master’s degree, a statement of the applicant’s background, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, at least two letters of recommendation from  faculty in the School of Journalism, and an approved program of study for the master’s degree at the time of admission.  Applicants must have already completed JRN 108, 200, 203,300, 400, and 430 with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 in these courses.  The number of Journalism majors admitted into this linked degree program will be limited by availability. Admission to the Linked Bachelor's-Master's program allows the application of up to 9 credits toward the master's program for qualifying 400-level and above course work taken at Michigan State University. No 400-level courses with a grade lower than 3.0 will count toward the master’s degree. Credit obtained from 400-level pass/fail courses and internships will not count toward the degree.