Academic Programs Catalog

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 and visual forms for different news media platforms. Students learn about the newest innovative media technology and 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. 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 all of the following courses (9 credits):
JRN 800 Multiple Media Reporting I 3
JRN 815 Media, Society and Theory 3
JRN 821 Social Media News and Information 3