Program type:

Grad Track

On Campus
Est. time to complete:

5-6 years
Credit Hours:

Hone your craft and tell stories that shape the world in our combined or accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s of Journalism program.
The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism offers the only nationally accredited journalism master's program in the state of Texas. We focus on helping our students learn relevant skills so they can adapt to the ever-changing needs of today's media environment with programs in news, strategic communications and narrative and digital journalism.

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Why Earn Combined Journalism Degrees?

Developed in close partnership with industry, the Mayborn School of Journalism curriculum gives students broad and diverse skills for work in multiple media platforms. Students develop the skills needed to analyze, evaluate and inform a global audience, as well as to consider the ethical implications of mass communication and its impact in today's world. Mayborn students have access to multimedia labs featuring state-of-the-art computers, software and video equipment.

Students select courses from six journalism concentrations and receive comprehensive instruction from faculty with extensive professional experience.

Graduate students in the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism can develop individualized degree plans to achieve professional career goals in news, strategic communications and other areas of personal interest.

Students pursuing a master’s in Journalism will gain a global perspective through study of international mass communication media throughout the world. Dive deep into press and broadcast systems, the sources and flow of international news and problems of world communication.

Benefits of Grad Track

  • Earn your M.A. or M.J. in less time
  • Cut expenses by securing undergraduate tuition rates
  • Prepare for the rigors of graduate-level coursework while you’re still an undergraduate
  • Experience uninterrupted continuity as you move from undergraduate to graduate-level courses
Marketable Skills
  • Oral and written communication
  • How to collect, analyze and interpret information
  • In-depth knowledge of media operations
  • Storytelling with graphic design/visual materials
  • Research data collection and interpretation
  • Innovative idea origination and implementation
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership ability

Combined Journalism Degrees Highlights

Our award-winning faculty bring more than 400 years of combined experience in real-world settings to our classrooms to inform and inspire our nearly 1,000 students.
We offer state-of-the-art technology and classroom labs with the latest software applications, including a Multimedia Reporting classroom, Visual Journalism Lab and Broadcast News Lab
Our student-run media agencies, including a newspaper, television station and ad agency, offer practical training while working for real clients and learning from seasoned professionals.
UNT is located within the fifth-largest media market in the country and our students have access to numerous outstanding internship opportunities in broadcasting, news, photojournalism, advertising and public relations.
The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism at UNT is among the nation's top schools for journalism and mass communication, with undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for careers in print and digital journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising, public relations and photojournalism.

Career Outlook

A master’s in Journalism can help you advance your career in:

  • Print and digital journalism
  • Broadcast journalism
  • Advertising
  • Public relations
  • Photojournalism
  • Teaching

Combined Journalism Degrees Courses You Could Take

Principles of News (3 hrs)
Understanding the fundamentals of news and news gathering through lectures, discussions, group projects, hands-on activities, guest speakers and multimedia to educate students on the skills, methods and practices of the 21st-century journalist. Introduction to the business of journalism, audience information needs, reader/viewer engagement and news judgment. Students also learn news writing and reporting principles used in print, photojournalism, broadcast and digital/online journalism
Web Design for Journalism (3 hrs)
An overview of online design and an introduction to coding for designers, with an emphasis on thinking mobile first. A case study approach will be used to evaluate the design and production of web applications for journalism, advertising and public relations. After the case studies section, students will plan and produce an interactive design of a web application for digital storytelling
Narrative Journalism (3 hrs)
Explores the art of narrative journalism through the study of short- and long-form narratives for newspapers, magazines and web-based publications
Criticism of Mass Media (3 hrs)
Facilitates thought and discussion about some of the major issues facing contemporary mass media, their messages, their audiences and the industry
Race, Gender and the Media; A Methods Approach (3 hrs)
Critically examine media portrayals of race, gender, class and sexuality and employ scholarly research methods to evaluate mass media, including news media, advertising, television, film, video gaming and popular music
Feature Writing (3 hrs)
Analysis of newspaper and magazine feature material, from human interest stories to magazine articles; clinical course to develop writing skills, freelance abilities and interests of journalism students

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