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 Opens
August 5, 2019

Application Deadline
December 13, 2019 11:59 p.m. EST 

Admission Decisions Emailed
Early March, 2020

Classes Begin
Late August, 2020

*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 Opens
August 5, 2019

Application Deadline
December 13, 2019 11:59 p.m. EST 

Admission Decisions Emailed
Early March, 2020

Classes Begin
Late August, 2020