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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

Ethics and Law

Foundations of Interactive Journalism

Foundations of Video Journalism

Frameworks for Modern Journalism

Journalism Methods

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.

Audience Insight

Audio Reporting

Data Journalism

Digital Frameworks for Reporting


Long-Form Non-Fiction Narrative

Magazine Mashup

Narrative Structure

News Graphics and Design

Personal Narrative


Travel Writing

Video Journalism

Visual Literacy