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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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71 percent of classes have 30 or fewer students
New student strategic communication agency begins in fall 2014
83 percent of 2013 journalism graduates were employed full time six months after graduating
Our integrated marketing communications master’s program is the only nationally accredited one of its kind in the region
32 percent of journalism students graduate with one internship; 55 percent graduate with two or more internships
Journalism students graduate with portfolios of work created for professional clients
International journalism study abroad internships in Dublin, London, Madrid, Sydney and Shanghai