How to Apply

Deadlines and Requirements

Requirements Checklist

You MUST have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from a CUNY college.

International students: If you are unsure if our school accepts your degree, please contact admissions@journalism.cuny.edu.

Dates and Deadlines

M.A. in Journalism*


Application Deadline
December 14, 2018, 11:59 EST

Admission Decisions Emailed
Early March, 2019

Classes Begin
Late August, 2019

*Note to Spanish-language program applicants: Students admitted to the Spanish-language concentration are not automatically admitted to the other programs. If they decided to switch concentrations once they have been admitted, their applications will need to be reviewed by a new committee. 

M.A. in Social Journalism


Application Deadline
December 14, 2018, 11:59 EST

Admission Decisions Emailed
Early March, 2019

Classes Begin
Late August, 2019

M.A. in Entrepreneurial Journalism


Application Deadline
December 14, 2018, 11:59 EST

Admission Decisions Emailed
Early March, 2019

Classes Begin
Late August, 2019

Advanced Certificate in Entrepreneurial Journalism


Application Deadline
We are making admissions decisions now. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for a place in the 2019 program.

Admission Decisions Emailed
Decisions will be made on a rolling basis

Program Dates
January 22 – May 17, 2019