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Master's Programs in Journalism in New York

A master's degree in journalism is beneficial for those who seek careers in the media sector. Learn more about the journalism master's degree programs available in New York in detail.

Columbia University in the City of New York

Columbia University in the City of New York offers a Master of Science program in journalism with specializations in investigative reporting and documentary filmmaking; this program can be pursued either as a 9.5-month, full-time program or as a 2-year, part-time program. The university also offers a Master of Science program in data journalism - which is a 3-semester program that includes courses on data computing, data analysis and storytelling - and a Master of Arts in Journalism program that is designed for professional journalists who seek specialization in the areas of politics, economics, science, and arts and culture.

CUNY Graduate School and University Center

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism under CUNY offers a full-time, 16-month Master of Arts Program in Journalism. This 43-credit program offers five specialties (audio journalism, visual journalism, interactive journalism, investigative reporting, and writing), six subject concentrations ( arts and culture reporting, international reporting, urban reporting, Spanish language journalism, business and economics reporting, and health and science reporting), a paid internship, knowledge enrichment workshops, and a final project. The university also provides a 16-month, 36-credit Master of Arts program in Social Journalism that focuses on community service through courses in community engagement, social media tools, data skills, and ethical considerations.

Hofstra University

Hofstra University offers a Master of Arts degree in journalism that requires a total of 36 credit hours. The program offers concentrations in general journalism, business, science, and sports. The program curriculum incorporates core courses, such as journalism ethics and law, digital journalism, copy editing, and broadcast news media, as well an internship, research study, and a capstone project.

New York University

New York University offers an online Master of Arts program in American journalism that can be completed full time or part time; depending on your course of study, you are allowed to finish the program in one to five years. The university also offers a traditional Master of Arts program in journalism with nine concentrations, including business and economic reporting, literary reportage, cultural reporting and criticism, and magazine and digital storytelling. A few joint degree programs are also offered.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University hosts a 40-credit Master of Science program in journalism with an option to pursue it full time or part time; the length of the full-time program is three semesters. The program includes core courses in investigative reporting, news media concepts, science and health concepts, and ethics in addition to electives in health, technology, science, and environmental studies. Students also complete skills courses in print, online, or broadcast media as well as an internship and a capstone project.

Syracuse University

Syracuse University hosts two Master of Arts programs in journalism: a 1-year, 36-credit arts journalism degree and a 1-year degree in magazine, newspaper, and online journalism. The school also hosts a 1-year, 40-credit Master of Science program in broadcast and digital journalism and two dual degree programs in which an arts journalism or magazine, newspaper, and online journalism degree are combined with a J.D.

School Name Programs Offered Average Graduate Tuition Cost (2019-2020)*
Columbia University in the City of New York *M.A. in Journalism
*M.S. in Journalism
*M.S. in Data Journalism
$47,600
CUNY Graduate School and University Center *M.A. in Journalism
*M.A. in Social Journalism
In-state: $9,930; Out-of-state: $23,160
Hofstra University *M.A. in Journalism $25,164
New York University *Online M.A. in American Journalism
*M.A. in Journalism
*Dual M.A. Journalism/Russian or Slavic Studies
*Dual M.A. Journalism/Africana Studies
*Dual M.A. Journalism/French Studies
*Dual M.A. Journalism/International Relations
*Dual M.A. Journalism/Latin American and Caribbean Studies
*Dual M.A. Journalism/East Asian Studies
*Dual M.A. Journalism/Near Eastern Studies
$33,408
Stony Brook University *M.S. in Journalism In-state: $11,310; Out-of-state: $23,100
Syracuse University *M.A. in Arts Journalism
*M.A. in Magazine, Newspaper, and Online Journalism
*M.S. in Broadcast and Digital Journalism
*Dual J.D./M.A. Arts Journalism
*Dual J.D./M.A. Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism
$38,880

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics.

Columbia University, Syracuse University, Stony Brook University, the CUNY Graduate School and University Center, Hofstra University, and New York University offer master's degree programs in journalism in New York. These programs include Master of Arts, Master of Science, and dual degree programs with various specialization options.