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The MSJ curriculum provides you with a solid foundation in the principles of modern journalism and then allows you the flexibility to select a specialization area that matches your interests and career goals. You'll also have the opportunity to take a few additional elective courses.

Core courses

Journalism Methods

Frameworks for Modern Journalism

Ethics and Law

Foundations of Interactive Journalism

Foundations of Video Journalism

Specialization-specific courses

Specializations allow you to tailor your learning to your career goals. To see specific courses, visit the curriculum page for each specialization.

Sample elective courses

We often add new courses and revise course content to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing journalism and media landscape. As such, the courses listed below are subject to change.

Video Journalism

Documentary Project

Enterprise Reporting With Data


Long-Form Non-Fiction Narrative

News Graphics and Design

Digital Frameworks for Reporting

Travel Writing

Audience Insight

Personal Narrative

Visual Literacy

Narrative Structure

Magazine Mashup