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Master of Science in Journalism


The School offers both academic and professional experiences.  The Lawrence campus offers professional and thesis tracks. On the Edwards Campus in suburban Kansas City, the School offers the Marketing Communications program, which serves students who have some strategic communication skills or a strategic communication degree but want more management skills in the area.

The Lawrence-based Mass Communications MSJ program offers professional and thesis courses, emphasizing the study of real-world media issues, critical thinking skills, and media use. Our program provides advanced professional and scholarly skills that will allow you to operate at the highest levels of the industry. Participants are expected to have basic media knowledge. The Lawrence-based program offers the opportunity to specialize in one of four areas of study: Sports media, Health Science Communication, Digital Media Entrepreneurship / Leadership, and the MSJD. Students also learn the discipline’s theory and methods to explore the causes and effects of media issues.  Students take advanced seminars and a concentration of their own choosing.  Students then complete a thesis under the direction of a faculty advisor. 


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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