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Master of Science in Journalism

  • The School of Journalism will work on a "rolling application deadline" system
  1.  Application Deadlines for Early Enrollment: Spring – November 1 | Fall – February 1
  2. August 1 (Fall late enrollment)  | January 2 (Spring late enrollment)  | May 15 (Summer late enrollment)
  • One official transcript of all college-level courses. (from each college attended) Expected GPA: 3.0 or above. Submit to gapc@ku.edu
  • Scores on the Graduate Records Examination. GRE: 75th percentile in verbal score (158), quantitative score (136) and 75th percentile in analytical writing score (4.5). Joint MSJ/JD applicants must submit LSAT scores. Tests must have been taken within the last five years.
  • A current resume
  • Three letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s abilities. At least one reference must be an academic reference if you have been out of school less than 5 years.
  • Marketing Communications applicants must also submit three Writing Samples or Samples of Professional Work that reflect your years of experience.
  • International Students are required to submit TOEFL scores.
  • International Students are required to submit evidence of financial support.

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The Journalism Career Center helps J-School students explore their career options and find internships and jobs. Patty Noland, the J-School's Career Development Coordinator, is ready to help you at any stage in your college career—whether you're just beginning to explore the possibilities or you're ready to enter the job market. Schedule an appointment today!

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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined