- Our M.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism programs teach real-world professional skills. You learn storytelling in every media format and help form a vision for the future of news, even as you’re studying the traditional journalistic standards of reporting, writing, editing, critical thinking, and ethical values.
- You get to choose a subject concentration. This enables you to practice a higher form of journalism: stories that require expertise, analysis, and strong beat development skills. Here’s where a lot of analytical stories, narratives, profiles, and lengthier pieces emerge. And you graduate with an area of specialty on your resume.
- We provide a paid summer internship to all students between the second and third semesters. Either the media employer pays or we do. We know of no other school that does that. Internships are critical when you’re seeking a job in journalism, so we make sure our students are equipped.
- Our NYCity News Service syndicates students’ stories to major media outlets. You will soon amass a bunch of professional-quality clips, links, videos, or interactive projects that will help you get a job.
- We have an exceptionally strong faculty of working journalists with many ties across the media community. They will teach you, mentor you, and reach out to colleagues in the profession to help you find jobs, internships, and freelance opportunities.
- Our J-School is small and intimate, so every student gets plenty of personal attention from faculty, staff, and classmates. You won’t get lost in the crowd. Our students are top-notch: a smart, motivated, and diverse group. You’ll be in good company.
- Our wireless facility is cutting edge. And our Times Square location can’t be beat. We’re right next door to The New York Times and an easy walk to many other major media companies.
- Our alumni network is hard at work for our graduates. The network includes dozens of working journalists who attended one of the CUNY undergraduate schools, such as City, Hunter, Brooklyn, or Queens College.
- Our grads get good jobs. They’re working at top media organizations, such as ABC News, Bloomberg, The New York Times, DNAinfo.com, Psychology Today, and WNYC. Many started as summer interns and returned as full-time hires after they graduated.
- You can’t beat the price. As a public university, we offer the best value in the country.
The Master of Arts in Journalism degree at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is an intensive, three-semester program designed to prepare gifted graduate students for a wide variety of careers in the field of journalism.Learn More →
The course of study for the M.A. in Journalism degree is challenging and requires full-time attendance. Students complete 45 units of course work in three semesters, participate in a comprehensive summer internship, and produce a substantial final or capstone project.Learn More →
Our goal is to attract a diverse group of the highest caliber aspiring journalists to our Master of Arts in Journalism program, then to guide and support them every step of the way, from application through graduation and beyond.Learn More →
The Career Services Office will work with you from the beginning of your time here to the day of graduation -- and beyond. (We’re available to help alums, too.) Among other things, we review resumes, weigh in on cover letters, brainstorm with you about internship and employment choices...Learn More →
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The CUNY J-School Research Center is dedicated to providing students and faculty with the latest research training, tools and resources for journalists.Learn More →
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The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism depends on privately raised funds for the scholarships and academic enhancements that will ensure its success as a top-flight graduate program. Learn More →
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