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Practicum or Thesis Project

The fourth quarter for MSJ students gives you professional experiences or the option to create thesis-level multimedia and long-form narrative stories. These experiences refine your mastery of journalism by enabling you to apply a cumulative composite of MSJ training and expand your career credentials.

You have four options to complete your fourth-quarter Practicum or Thesis Project:

Option 1: Media practicum or portfolio
Part-time practicum programs sponsored by Medill

Option 2: Student-initiated internships

You can find your own full-time or part-time internship at a broadcast, magazine, newspaper, online news service or other media site and obtain approval of the site from Medill. We can selectively provide support services to identify sites.

Option 3: Master's thesis programs
Programs requiring thesis-level research, reporting and productions such as multimedia, documentaries or long-form narrative stories for one unit of academic credit

Option 4: Other programs